Police reports


• A Mount Airy man was arrested on July 28 as a result of a hit-and-run investigation, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. In addition to hit and run, Elijah Paul Bowman, 47, of 348 Leonard Road, was charged with driving while license revoked and injury to personal property. He also was served with a criminal summons for an offense of assault on a female which had been filed on June 22. Bowman was held in the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond and slated for an Aug. 30 appearance in District Court.

• Matthew Franklin Ranson, 34, of 4515 Rockford Road, Dobson, was jailed under a $27,500 secured bond on July 31 after police encountered him at Walmart and found he was wanted on a charge of breaking and entering and also larceny after breaking and entering which had been filed by a Surry County Sheriff’s Office detective last Oct. 23. A violation of buying/selling/distributing food stamps also had been issued by county authorities against Ranson on Jan. 9. He was scheduled to be in court Wednesday.

• Amanda Rae Jeffcoat, 29, of 582 Kirby Bowman Road, Siloam, is facing a larceny offense as a result of an incident on July 30 at the Goodwill store on Rockford Street, where she allegedly concealed clothing items valued at $82 and left the store without paying. The property was recovered and Jeffcoat is slated to be in Surry District Court on Monday.

• Matthew Wayne Martin, 41, of 155 Jasper Lane, Lowgap, was charged on July 29 with defrauding a drug/alcohol screening test in violation of probationary conditions. Martin was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond to appear in court this Friday.

• Jimmy Dee Snow, 47, of 121 Hamburg St., was served with an outstanding criminal summons for a second-degree trespassing offense on July 23 after he was encountered during a civil disturbance call at Northern Hospital of Surry County. The violation had been issued on July 12 with Julia Ann Tate of Hamburg Street as the complainant. Snow is to be in court on Aug. 19.

• Dallas Monroe Jones, 45, of 108 Britany Lane, was charged with hit and run and careless and reckless driving on July 17 after allegedly being involved in a motor vehicle accident earlier that day and leaving the scene. Jones is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Monday.

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