Florida foursome linked to another Wake burglary
Posted April 17, 2015
Holly Springs, N.C. — Four Florida men already charged with a series of home burglaries in Cary and Apex now face charges in a Holly Springs break-in.
Jason Alexander Bullard, 19, Kevon Maurice Brown, 19, Tevin Devonte Tolliver, 20, and Frank Jackson, 21, all of Fort Lauderdale, were each charged with breaking and entering, larceny and criminal conspiracy in a March 20 burglary of a home in the 200 block of Sunset Pointe Drive, where more than $25,000 in electronics and jewelry were taken, according to arrest warrants.
The men also are accused of breaking into an Apex home on March 20 and two Cary homes and a second Apex home on March 19. Together, the men allegedly took about $125,000 in the five burglaries.
Police said all of the break-ins occurred between 9 and 11 a.m., and they are examining other open cases to determine if they might be linked to the group.
A Cary woman said she arrived home to find pieces of her husband's computer on the driveway and discovered someone had gone around to the back of the house and broken a window to gain entry.
"Listen, God is with me," she said Friday. "If I’d have come straight home from Zumba, I’d have walked in on them. Who knows what would’ve happened."
She and her neighbors are now starting a neighborhood watch.
"It makes you very unsettled. Why this neighborhood? Why this house?" she said.
The four suspects were arrested near Woodbine, Ga., on March 20 after leading a Georgia State Patrol trooper on a chase on southbound Interstate 95 at up to speeds of 150 mph, authorities said. The car they were in had been reported stolen from a Florida rental car agency.
After the trooper forced the car to spin out, the men fled on foot, and police dogs tracked them to a nearby swamp, where they were taken into custody, authorities said.
Brown and Jackson had their first court appearances Friday in Raleigh, where they were ordered held under $75,000 bonds and barred from contacting each other or Bullard and Tolliver, who both appeared in court on Thursday.
Jackson has been convicted in Florida of auto theft, forgery and resisting arrest and has a second auto theft charge pending. Brown has a pending charge of breaking into an unoccupied dwelling pending in Florida, while Bullard has an outstanding disorderly conduct charge. Tolliver has no criminal record in Florida.
The Cary woman said she went to the police department Thursday to identify items found in the car that might have been taken from her home.
"A lot was missing. They said it might be scattered on the highway in Georgia," she said.