Mount Airy man convicted in child porn case


By Terri Flagg - [email protected]



DOBSON — A Mount Airy man was placed on supervised probation after pleading guilty to 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor on May 9 in Surry County Superior Court.

Jerry Dean Johnson, 39, of Creed Street, had been arrested in November 2012 for his alleged possession of child pornography.

According to earlier media reports, Johnson had been under investigation by the Mount Airy Police Department when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted the local authorities to his possible involvement with illegal internet activity.

The State Bureau of Investigation also assisted the investigation, according to media reports.

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge A. Moses Massey ordered a laptop seized during the investigation to be destroyed, according to court documents.

Johnson was given a suspended sentence of six to 17 months with 29 days credit for time served and placed on supervised probation for 36 months, according to court documents.

He is not to use any computer screens except self-checkout at retail stores during the probationary period, court documents state.

Johnson is registered as a sex offender with a minimum registration period of 10 years, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety website.

• The court and district attorney’s office dismissed a felonious drug charge against Adam Lee Rogers, 22, of Mount Airy, for his successful completion of special probation.

Rogers, of Albion Church Road, had initially been charged with felonious possession of cocaine and two misdemeanors, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of an open container of alcohol.

The dismissals were part of a G.S. 90-06 agreement, which allows for the conditional discharge for certain drug charges if the defendant succeeds on probation.

Rogers did so, “in a fantastic manner, in the words of your probation officer,” Massey stated in court on May 11. “The charges are dismissed and you are discharged – hip hip hooray,” the judge finished enthusiastically.

“Live your life accordingly,” he told the defendant.

• Megan Elizabeth Berrier, 22, of Valentine Leonard Road, Cana, Virginia, was placed on special probation for a possession of methamphetamine charge. A companion felony conspiracy charge was dismissed. Berrier’s case is set for review May 11, 2017.

• A Mount Airy resident was ordered not to return to Family Dollar after being convicted of shoplifting and drug possession charges. Brandee Rachelle Bledsloe, 33, of North South Street, pleaded guilty to shoplifting and two counts of simple possession of a schedule II and schedule IV controlled substance.

She pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of sale or delivery of a schedule III controlled substance, reduced from trafficking opium or heroin.

Two felonious charges of trafficking opium or heroin and conspiracy to traffic opium or heroin were dismissed through a plea agreement.

Bledsoe was given a suspended sentence of 120 days in the Surry County Jail with 9 days credit for time served and placed on supervised probation for 36 months.

In a second judgment, she was given an intermediate sentence with eight to 19 months suspended and credit for 60 days served, and was placed on supervised probation for 36 months.

Bledsoe is to complete 100 hours of community service within the first 365 days of her sentence, and ordered not to test positive for controlled substances while on probation or be issued an order for arrest with a $15,000 minimum secured bond.

By Terri Flagg

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Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

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