Man arrested for 25 crimes in one night

WAKE FOREST Wake Forest authorities say James Thomas Jackson broke into cars, damaged property and stole a number of items overnight on Nov. 16 into Nov. 17. They also say the crimes were random.

One of the victims, Magdalene Alford, has lived in her Wake Forest home for more than 55 years and says she has never had anything like this happen to her.

"I was surprised, because we've lived here since 1954 and this is the first time that anything of this nature has ever happened," she said.

Alford says her car was broken into and damaged.

"I came out to use the car for an appointment, and that's when I discovered it had been broken into," she said.

Jackson is facing nine counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, seven misdemeanor larcenies, two first degree burglaries, six counts of injury to personal property and a felony breaking and entering charge.

"I hate for anyone to be in trouble, but he's the one who did it and he's getting what he deserves," Alford said.

Jackson's bond was set at $175,000 in a hearing Friday.

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