Police reports


• Property damage occurred Saturday outside Mill Creek General Store on West Pine Street, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. It involved a knife being used to cut two tires on a 1994 Nissan 240SX owned by Octnicholas O’Bryan Bowman of Leonard Road, an employee of Mill Creek General Store. The damage was put at $400.

• A wallet owned by Barbara Ann Parks of Snowhill Drive was stolen Sunday after being left unattended in Walmart. The loss included an undisclosed sum of money, a Summit credit card and a Nokia royal blue cell phone valued at $100.

• Jeffery Dale Clement, 51, of 249 Maple Drive, was charged with fleeing to elude arrest, failing to register with the Division of Motor Vehicles and having no insurance on the night of Feb. 19, during a traffic stop at his home after Clement allegedly had failed to heed emergency lights and a siren while operating a 2001 Toyota Avalon. He was released under a $2,500 unsecured bond to appear in Surry District Court on April 3.

• John David Gilley, 47, of 328 Durham St., was served with an 11-year-old warrant for arrest on a charge of assault, inflicting serious injury after he was encountered by police at railroad tracks near Granite Road on Feb. 19 and found to be wanted. The assault offense, a misdemeanor, had been issued on Dec. 12, 2005, through the King Police Department in Stokes County. Gilley is free on a written promise to appear in court in Stokes on March 20.

• Danielle Elizabeth Johnson, 30, of 3812 Volunteer Road, Pinnacle, was cited for larceny on Feb. 19 at Walmart, after she allegedly stole a woman’s watch set, which was recovered. Johnson is to appear in Surry District Court on April 12.

• Stephan Edward Goins, 45, of 3551 Riverside Drive, was served on Feb. 19 with an order for arrest on a charge of resisting a public officer after he was encountered at a residence on Linville Road. The charge had been filed in Durham County on Jan. 3, and Goins was free on a written promise to appear in court there Tuesday.

• Police learned on Feb. 17 of a case of obtaining property by false pretense which had occurred earlier in the month at Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway. An unknown suspect bought a quantity of ground beef valued at $103 and then returned the merchandise after allegedly tampering with and damaging it and received cash amounting to double the purchase price as a result.

A similar incident surfaced on Feb. 18 in which Food Lion on West Pine Street had been targeted by an unidentified male suspect who bought an undisclosed amount of ground beef and attempted to return it for a double refund while fraudulently claiming contamination. Both incidents occurred on Feb. 4.

• Timothy Wayne Williams, 48, of 519. E. Atkins St., Dobson, was arrested on Feb. 15 on warrants for charges of larceny and possession of stolen goods which had been filed by Surry County authorities on Feb. 10, with no other details given. Williams was held in the county jail under a $2,500 secured bond and is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on April 18.

• Police were advised on Feb. 15 that a case involving larceny and the obtaining of property by false pretense had occurred earlier in the month at Walmart, where a known suspect and three other individuals stole items and returned the merchandise for cash. Included were a ratchet pistol, dog trimmer and propane hose, valued altogether at $51.

• Christopher James Goughary, 29, of 199 Chatham Road, was served on Feb. 16 with a warrant for a second-degree trespassing violation that had been filed in Surry County on Dec. 27 with Earl Vance Tate of Old Lowgap Road, Mount Airy, as the complainant. Goughary is free on a written promise to appear in District Court on March 10.

• A Springfield Armory 9×19 pistol and a pink pistol bag, valued altogether at $480 and owned by Lisa Gates McMillian Yates of Greystone Lane, were discovered missing on Feb. 13 from a 2016 Jeep Wrangler at Yates’ residence.

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