Sheriff’s Reports


By Terri Flagg - [email protected]



DOBSON — A Mount Airy man and teenager were arrested last week in connection with a May 31 incident in which an East Pine Street barn was burned, according to a spokesperson with the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire caused $10,000 of damage to farm equipment located inside the barn as well as structural damage to the building owned by John Dellenback in the Slate Mountain community, said Detective Sergeant J.D. Briles.

On June 9, Jordan Austin Cook, 16, of East Pine Street, was charged with felony accessory after the fact and released to his parents on custody release to await a July 5 court appearance.

On June 11, Joshua Lewis Flippin, 26, of East Pine Street, was charged with felony counts of burning certain buildings and burning personal property and misdemeanor injury to real property.

Flippin was also scheduled to appear on July 5.

He was confined in the Surry County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

• One June 10, Ricky Lee Shinault, 40, of Claudesville, Virginia, was arrested at the Mount Airy magistrate’s office on warrants issued by June 5 by the State Highway Patrol.

He was charged with one count of felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle as well as driving while license revoked for impaired driving and failure to heed a light or siren.

According to the arrest report, citations of reckless driving to endanger, driving left of center, speeding and unsafe passing also stemmed from the June 5 incident.

Shinault was confined in the Surry County Detention Center under a $25,000 bond and scheduled for a August 25 court appearance.

• Justin Alan Hammonds, 30, of Forest Oak Drive, King, was charged with two counts of obtaining property by false pretense on Rockingham County warrants issued May 3 and misdemeanor larceny on a May 5 warrant issued in Forsyth County. He was confined in the Surry County jail under a $15,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in court on August 1.

• Shawnda Paige Miller, of Klondike Road, State Road, reported a license plate stolen from her vehicle on June 12. The theft was entered into the National Crime Information Center.

• Bradley Scott Baker, of Trails End Lane, reported his motor vehicle stolen on June 11. The 1988 red GMC Sierra was valued at $1,500.

By Terri Flagg

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