• A Mount Airy man is being held in the Surry County Jail under a $55,300 secured bond on felony drug and other charges issued by county authorities in August, according to city police department reports. Jeremy Dean McKeithan, 39, of 198 Maple Hollow Road, was arrested by police on Oct. 3 at a Granite Road residence on outstanding warrants for the charges.
Those offenses include three felonies — possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon — along with misdemeanor violations of possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, all issued through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 18.
McKeithan also is facing two counts of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance filed by city police on the day of his arrest, and was served with an order for arrest for failing to appear in court which had been issued on Aug. 22. He is scheduled to be in District Court on Nov. 1.
• Two people were charged with resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer in the early morning hours last Friday in connection with a fight at a local restaurant. Matthew Robert Newman, 41, of 264 Gray Lane, was involved in the fight at Chili’s Bar and Grill on Rockford Street, while police records indicate that Rebecca Marie Noah, 25, of 149 Booker St., allegedly refused to back away from officers attempting to arrest Newman in the restaurant parking lot. Newman was jailed under a $500 secured bond and Noah was released on a $500 unsecured bond, with both to be in Surry District Court on Nov. 16.
• A second-degree trespassing violation was issued Monday against Charles Edward Danley, 39, of 1438 Park Drive, after he was observed by police at a city housing authority residence on Austin Drive from which he had been banned. Danley’s court date is Nov. 14.
• Property was stolen from two homeless people Saturday after it was left unattended on the street in front of Hair World on North Main Street downtown. George Wood and Victoria Hazelwood are listed as the victims of the crime, which involved ACU (Army Combat Uniform) camo backpack gear, assorted clothing and cards including Social Security and debit.
• Robert Charles Heise, 69, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, was cited for defrauding an innkeeper on Oct. 3, when he allegedly ordered $34 worth of food and mixed drinks at Ruby Tuesday and left without paying after consuming those items. Heise subsequently was encountered by police on Rockford Street, where the restaurant is located.
• Angela Hope Holder, 30, of 410 Union Church Road, was arrested on Oct. 2, when police encountered Holder at Edgewood Place Apartments and learned she was wanted on two counts of common law forgery and failing to appear in court which had been filed in Forsyth County on Sept. 14. Holder was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $4,000 secured bond and is to appear in District Court in Forsyth on Oct. 31.
• Lalena Dawn Long, 37, of 716 Oak Grove Church Road, was arrested as a fugitive from justice after police encountered her during a disturbance call at a room at Hampton Inn on Oct. 2, and learned she was wanted in Carroll County, Virginia, on an unspecified matter. Long was taken to the Surry County Jail, with no bond figure listed, and slated for an Oct. 19 appearance in District Court.
• Shayna Marie Dixon, 41, of 529 Butler St., was cited at a Carter Street location on charges of concealment of merchandise (household items) and possession of drug paraphernalia on Oct. 1, with the business involved not specified. The items were returned in saleable condition.
• Two compound bows, Eliminator and Gen-X models, with a total value of $645, were concealed and stolen at Walmart on Sept. 30 by an unknown suspect.
• A license plate, number ZRX5484, was discovered missing on Sept. 30 from a 1996 Honda Civic owned by Steven Ray Combs, with the tag stolen while the vehicle was at his home on Austin Drive.