Two arrested, charged with Realtor's shooting death

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Two suspects have been arrested and charged with the murder of 34-year-old Shallotte Realtor Adam Grant Bradshaw.

Last Thursday, sheriff’s deputies arrested Craig Juan Bryant, 46, and Lora A. Moultrie, 46, both of 4395 Owendon Drive, Shallotte, for their alleged roles in Bradshaw’s murder.

Bryant has been charged with murder. Moultrie has been charged with first-degree murder and felony conspiracy, according to chief deputy John Ingram.

Bryant was arrested in northern New Hanover County and Moultrie was arrested at Bryant’s parents’ home on Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

Both suspects are in custody in the Brunswick County Detention Center. They have no bonds.

Bradshaw, a Realtor with Century 21 Home Town Realty in Shallotte, was last seen around 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, leaving his office on Main Street.

Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause said Bradshaw was near Sunset Beach when he called his wife around 4:30 p.m. that Saturday. He was heading for an appointment in the Lakewood Estates community near Ocean Isle Beach.

He apparently never made it to the property showing. Bradshaw’s wife reported him missing after he failed to return to their Brierwood home.

Officers with the sheriff’s office, the Shallotte Police Department, the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation searched for Bradshaw for days before finding his body around 5:30 p.m. April 29 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.

Investigators believe Ingram was shot between 5-6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Ingram said.

While Ingram would not comment on a motive or on the relationship between Bradshaw and the two suspects, he said it didn’t appear to be a drug-related crime.

The investigation is ongoing, and Ingram said they weren’t ruling out others’ involvement in the murder.

Bryant was a truck-driving student at Cape Fear Community College, and Moultrie was in the health-care industry, Capt. Gene Caison said.

According to the Brunswick County Clerk of Court, Bryant is also facing a felony breaking and entering to a motor vehicle charge. The charge is unrelated to the Bradshaw murder case, Caison said.

Moultrie does not have a criminal record in Brunswick County, according to court records.

Bradshaw, who was originally from Harnett County, is survived by his wife Shannon Bass Bradshaw and a son, Grant.

A celebration of life was set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Holden Beach Chapel. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Erwin Memorial Park.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the account of Adam Grant Bradshaw II at Bank of America.