Sheriff reports


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DOBSON — A Pilot Mountain woman and former Mount Airy Meat Center employee was arrested Aug. 6 on two counts of felony embezzlement.

Warrants accuse Marlana Evonne Wood, 31, of Towe Road, with stealing a total of $10,584.30 while employed as a cashier at the Buck Shoals Road butcher shop.

Wood had worked at the business for about two months, according to a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office.

She was booked into the Surry county Detention Center and scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 30 under a $10,000 secured bond.

• Donnie Gary Outlaw, 26, whose address was redacted on the arrest report, was issued a felony violation for littering more than 500 pounds.

According to a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office, Outlaw had reported that two junk boats filled with garbage, household trash, construction trash and clothing had been dumped illegally.

“It was determined that the items had been dumped there by Mr. Outlaw,” the spokesperson stated in an email.

The arrest report listed the weight of the debris at 7,500 pounds.

Outlaw was released from the magistrate’s office with a written promise to appear in court. His next scheduled court date is Sept. 7.

• Evelyn Juanita Dawson, 44, whose address was redacted by the sheriff’s office, was charged with felony violations of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a drug vehicle or dwelling, as well as misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was confined in the Surry County Detention Center under a $45,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 24.

• Michael Reves reported on July 29 that a tree had been cut down on property he had recently purchased on Union Hill Road in Thurmond. The tree, which was found still lying on the property, was described as a 50-foot silver maple worth $2,000. The case remains under investigation with no suspects at this time, according to a sheriff’s office spokesperson.

Compiled by Terri Flagg

[email protected]

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

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