Police Briefs


First Posted: 4/26/2009

– The Mount Airy Police Department is continuing to investigate a Friday shooting in the northwestern section of the city. It was reported about 5 p.m. that shots had been fired at a home at 112-B Westwood Drive, located just off Fancy Gap Road. A 41-year-old white male was arrested in the case, which in addition to the unlawful discharge of a firearm in the city limits involves possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police say. However, charges had not been issued at last report.
– While officers were investigating the shots-fired call at the Westwood Drive residence, they encountered a resident of that address who had an outstanding warrant against him from the Surry County Sheriffs Office on a felony charge of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Jimmy Cole Pike, 20, was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond in connection with the break-in warrant that was filed on April 13. Pike is scheduled to appear in court on May 5.
– A 1996 Chevrolet Silverado pickup owned by Lorrie Jane Holland of Dobson, an employee of Kmart at Mayberry Mall, was reported stolen Friday from the mall parking lot while Holland was at work. The white extended-cab truck is valued at $10,000. Police are investigating the theft.
– A forgery and uttering was reported Saturday by John Russell Sheets of Pilot Mountain. Sheets told police that a known individual, a 32-year-old white female, had forged and passed a check belonging to him and used his ATM card on April 19. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Ester Earlene Horton, 28, of 100 Lori Lane, was served with warrants Friday on charges of assault on a government official and communicating threats which had been issued the day before. James Alexander Matty of Dobson is the complainant. Horton was released under a $5,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on May 21.
– A computer processor valued at $700 was reported stolen Friday from the office of Howell Funeral Home on West Lebanon Street. The HP Pavilion Slimline was taken sometime between late February and April 17, according to police records. The case remains open for further investigation.
– Christopher Ross Harris, 24, of 274 Atkins Lane in Siloam, was arrested Friday on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon. After officers had arrested Harris on an outstanding warrant, a spring-loaded knife allegedly was located in a pants pocket during a routine search. He was jailed in lieu of a $3,000 secured bond and is to be in court on May 20.
– Jessica Abby Jones, 19, of 402 S. Key St., Pilot Mountain, was served with outstanding warrants Friday on charges of assault and battery, second-degree trespassing and injury to personal property. The complainant is George Graves of South Street. Jones was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond and is facing a May 29 appearance in District Court.

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