City police reports


• A South Carolina man who was staying at a local lodging establishment has been charged with assault, inflicting serious injury, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. James C. Traynum, 53, of Six Mile, South Carolina, was encountered by police at Quality Inn on Rockford Street Tuesday night in reference to a 911 hang-up call.

An investigation revealed that Traynum allegedly had assaulted Tammy Carlene Brinkley and he was arrested and taken to the Surry County Jail under a $3,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in District Court on Aug. 23. No information regarding Brinkley’s injuries was given.

• A Brute lawn mower and Troy-Bilt weedeater, valued at $450 altogether, were discovered missing Tuesday from a residence on Factory Street, with Roy Joseph Hunter of Lexington listed as the victim. The property was stolen from a crawlspace.

• Jeffrey Keith Rose, 41, of 214 Cherry St., was served with an outstanding warrant for a charge of second-degree trespassing last Sunday, with Anna Mortria Skaskiw of Cherry Street listed as the complainant. Rose is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on July 22.

• Lowes Foods was the scene of a theft on June 25, when four containers of Spectracide Bug Stop, valued at $40, were taken by an unknown white female suspect.

• Billie Jean Campbell, 42, of 118 Moonstruck Lane, was cited for second-degree trespassing at Walmart on June 25. Campbell’s court date is Aug. 24.

• A kid’s trike, blue in color and valued at $100, was stolen on June 24 from the front yard of Mark Anthony Austin’s home on London Lane.

• Also on June 24, an undisclosed sum of cash, a 120-piece socket set and a driver’s license were stolen from an unsecured 1993 Jeep Cherokee parked at the residence of its owner, Austin Scott Foster, on Westfield Road.

• An unsecured building in the 200 block of Willow Street, owned by local businessman Gene Rees, was discovered on June 24 to have been broken into, causing door damage put at $100.

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