Sheriff reports


DOBSON — Detectives with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a May 21 robbery that sent a Mount Airy man to the hospital.

According to an incident report, Douglas Darnell Sumner, of December Lane, was outside his home when struck in the head and his wallet and prescription medication stolen.

He was transported to Northern Hospital of Surry County and released.

The report stated that a .22-caliber rifle left on the scene with two rounds unfired was seized. A sheriff’s office spokesperson confirmed that the firearm did not belong to the victim.

No arrests have been made but investigators are actively pursuing leads and a person of interest, the spokesperson said.

• Sharell Martin Coalson was listed as the victim of a breaking and entering on Ararat Road, Ararat, on May 22. According to report, a suspect entered the basement and a storage trailer and stole a number of items including two kids’ tricycles, a red wagon, a case of 75-year anniversary Coke bottles, a case of NASCAR Pepsi bottles, five cuckoo clocks and a locker-style cabinet. The total value of the items was listed as $530.

• Ardith Sechrist Barr, of Fancy Gap Road, Mount Airy, reported on May 22 a breaking and entering and larceny of a 32” LED television set ($150 value).

• Marie Neeham Shelton, of Hill Presbyterian Church Road, Pilot Mountain, reported items stolen from her patio on May 22. According to the report, a clay outdoor fire pit/fire place valued at $100 and four patio chair cushions, valued at $160, were listed as stolen.

• Larry Chad Rippey, of Conrad Shumate Road, Elkin, reported the doorknob damaged to his residence on May 21. The doorknob was valued at $100.

• An incident of forcible entry was reported by Lynn Carter Wilmoth, of Albany Lane, Thurmond on May 21. According to the report, a metal door was forced open causing $300. The suspect stole $30 in cash and loose change.

• Arielle Nichole Pardue, 19, of Knob Drive, Mount Airy, was charged on May 20 with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia after officers responding to a civil disturbance call on Bryant Mill Road in Ararat discovered the contraband on her person. She was booked into the Surry County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in court on June 13.

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