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Shallotte Police have charged Craig Juan Bryant, one of two suspects charged with the murder of Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw, with breaking and entering and larceny.
Shallotte detective Eric King said Shallotte Police charged Bryant on May 19, but they can’t establish a date of the breaking and entering.
According to a police report, five guns and a box of ammunition were reported stolen from a home at 4397 Owendon Drive on May 6.
The owner of that home was in the process of moving, King said. According to the report, the guns were stolen between April 16 and April 30.
King said police have recovered one of the stolen guns—a Remington 12-guage shotgun.
A Remington rifle, a Browning semi-automatic handgun, a Hecklen and Koch 12-guage shotgun and a Remington 22-caliber were also reported stolen, but have not yet been recovered.
Investigators believe Bradshaw was shot between 5-6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said.
Bradshaw, a Realtor with Century 21 Home Town Realty in Shallotte, was last seen leaving his Main Street office Saturday, April 26. After his wife reported him missing the next day, area police searched for Bradshaw and his vehicle.
On April 29, investigators found Bradshaw’s body in a wooded area of Watts Road near Ocean Isle Beach.
Preliminary autopsy reports revealed Bradshaw died from a single gunshot wound, but Ingram would not say where Bradshaw was shot.
In addition to Bryant, 46, Lora A. Moultrie, 46, was charged with first-degree murder for her alleged role in Bradshaw’s death.
Bryant and Moultrie had been living at 4395 Owendon Drive before being arrested for alleged roles in Bryant’s murder.
Both suspects were arrested on May 8 and are in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center on no bond.
Moultrie has also been charged with felony conspiracy.
Bryant has a criminal background that spans more than 12 years in two states, including aggravated assault and attempted second-degree murder for which he served almost 10 years in the Western Tennessee State Penitentiary near Memphis.
Anyone with information about the breaking and entering or with information about any of the stolen guns is asked to contact the Shallotte Police Department at 754-6008.