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Accused Safecracker In Wake County Jail

Posted July 4, 2002 10:45 a.m. EDT

— An accused safecracker is in the Wake County jail.

Bradley Holton is facing 12 felony counts of breaking and entering. His girlfriend, Dana Jefferay, is charged with accessory after the fact. She posted a $50,000 cash bond, but Holton is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Carolina Custom Golf is one of 12 businesses allegedly hit by Holton. Police were able to link him to more than $500,000 in stolen golf equipment.

"We have spent untold amounts of money and time since that last break in trying to fortify all the stores to a higher and higher level," store owner Julian Bunn said.

"He would appear to be well-versed in his trade and how alarm systems work and how to defeat them and things of that nature," said Capt. Don Overman of the Raleigh Police Department.

So far, about $12,000 in golf equipment has been recovered. Police say more charges could be filed and other cases could be closed.