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Terri Flagg | The News

DOBSON — An Ararat man currently incarcerated for a felony breaking-and-entering conviction will begin supervised probation upon his release after pleading guilty to a series of drug charges on May 12 in Surry County Superior Court.

Dustin Dale Gammons, of Ararat Road, was convicted of maintaining a drug vehicle or dwelling, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, carrying a concealed gun, possession of 0.5 to 1.5 ounces of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Through a plea agreement, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon was dismissed.

Gammons was given a suspended sentence of six to 17 months with nine days credited for time served.

He was placed on supervised probation for 36 months, fined $200 in addition to the cost of court. As a term of probation, any positive test for a controlled substance will result in an order for his arrest with a $10,000 minimum secured bond.

According to N.C. Department of Public Safety website information, Gammons was incarcerated for a minimum of eight months after his probation for convictions including felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny and assault on a female was revoked in December 2015.

He also began a concurrent four-month minimum active sentence for interfering with an electronic monitoring device in February.

Senior Resident Superior Court Judge A. Moses Massey informed Gammons that raising his young son was “the most important thing on earth.”

Noting that while there are exceptions, “Statistically, he will be standing in an orange uniform,” one day, said Massey.

“I challenge you sir, for your son’s sake, to change your life in a positive way and keep it changed.”

• On May 12, Timothy Wayne Bledsoe, 36, of Wilbur Doss Road, Dobson, pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug vehicle or dwelling, possession or distribution of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and felony conspiracy were dismissed through a plea agreement.

Bledsoe was given two concurrent suspended sentences of six to 17 months with 76 days credited for time served and placed on supervised probation for 36 months.

He was ordered to serve 100 hours of community service within 365 days and fined $200 dollars along in addition to paying the cost of court.

As a term of probation, if Bledsoe tests positive for a controlled substance an order for his arrest will be issued with a $25,000 minimum secured bond.

• Gary Dewayne Bowman Jr., 28, of South South Street, Mount Airy, pleaded guilty to felonious possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana paraphernalia, which is a misdemeanor.

One count of possession of marijuana up to one ounce was dismissed. Bowman was given an intermediate sentence that included credit for eight days served and a suspended sentence of six to 17 months.

He was placed on supervised probation for 36 months.

• Darrell Martin Bruner, 30, of Stevenson Farm Lane, Ararat, pleaded guilty by Alford decision to felonious possession of a schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two counts of driving while license revoked for impaired driving were dismissed along with one count of driving while license revoked for a not-impaired revocation and driving left of center.

Bruner was placed on supervised probation for 18 months with a suspended sentence of 45 days in jail. He was fined $100 and ordered to complete 50 hours of community service within 150 days.

• A Pilot Mountain man was ordered to serve an active sentence for a series of drug convictions at the expiration of the sentence he’s currently serving.

Terrence Alexander Haynes, 36, of East Main Street, pleaded guilty to possession or distribution of a methamphetamine precursor, maintaining a vehicle or drug dwelling, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of driving while license revoked not for impaired driving and an expired registration card.

A single count of manufacturing methamphetamine was dismissed.

He was given an active sentence of 15 to 27 months to be served following a 10- to 21- month period of incarceration for two obtaining property by false pretense convictions.

• Demarko Antonio Moore, 26, of Blevins Store Road, Mount Airy, pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, which was reduced from a felonious possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Moore was given a suspended sentence of 120 days and placed on supervised probation for 12 months.

He was ordered to pay a $100 fine in addition to the costs of court and to complete 50 hours of community service within 180 days.

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By Terri Flagg

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Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

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