• Violations of larceny and possession of stolen goods were filed against two local residents Saturday at Walmart, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Nicholas Daniel Dutton, 33, and Tonya Kaye Edwards, 35, both of 584 Tom Cook Road, are accused of taking merchandise valued at about $60, including various clothing items, toiletries and vitamins. Dutton and Edwards are scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on May 10.
• Robin Elaine Jessup, 52, of 104 Sunnybrook Lane, was jailed under a $4,300 secured bond last Friday after she allegedly stole unspecified merchandise valued at $207 from Walmart, which subsequently was recovered intact. Charges of larceny and possession of stolen goods were issued against Jessup, for whom three orders for arrest for failing to appear in court also had been filed. She is scheduled to be in District Court on May 24 and has been banned from Walmart.
• Dillard Denton Hatcher told police Tuesday that an undisclosed sum of money had been stolen from his wallet and a change jar at his home on Hadley Street earlier in the month by a known individual. A report on the incident did not indicate that any charges had been filed.
• A theft of money from a motor vehicle occurred on March 5 in a parking lot at Walmart, where the undisclosed sum was removed from an unsecured 2001 Jeep Wrangler. Listed as victims of the crime are Syrie Anae Gariby of Welch Road and Samuel Mark Kearns of North Main Street.
• Stephanie Miller Garrett, 42, of 403 Lovill St., was jailed under a $4,000 secured bond on March 4 after she allegedly was seen concealing merchandise at Belk by a store employee. Police located Garrett in the Mayberry Mall parking and discovered miscellaneous clothing items valued at $162 which were missing from the department store. Garrett’s court date is April 13.
• Caitlin Irene Slate, 24, listed as a homeless Mount Airy resident, was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $6,500 secured bond on March 2 after a civil disturbance at Walmart and a subsequent traffic stop on U.S. 52 near Arlington Street. Slate allegedly had pushed an off-duty probation officer at the store; then a spoon containing burnt residue, plastic baggies and two syringes were found in a purse that she abandoned when fleeing in her 2004 Mini Cooper.
After police stopped the car, offenses including assault and possession of drug paraphernalia were issued and Slate was taken into custody on a probation violation for which an order for arrest had been filed. She also was identified as a suspect in the Jan. 12 larceny of a Dremel cordless drill from Walmart, valued at $24, with a secured bond of $2,500 set in that case.
Michael Adrian Martin, 30, of 116 Green St., who also was in the vehicle during the traffic stop, was charged on March 2 in that incident as well, with larceny and possession of stolen goods/property violations filed against both. Martin, who additionally was charged with assault that day, was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond. His and Slate’s court date is April 3.
• Jennifer Nicole Hiett, 33, of 113 Sid Hodges Lane, was arrested on outstanding warrants for charges of larceny and possession of stolen goods filed on March 1 and jailed under a $1,500 secured bond. This occurred after Hiett was encountered during a separate theft investigation at Walmart on March 2 which led to previously reported larceny and other violations being issued that day. She is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on the May 1 violations on April 4.
• Timothy Wayne Knott, 46, of 1348 Simpson Mill Road, was served with a warrant for assault and battery on March 2, which had been issued that day through Surry County authorities with Christopher Stephen Mills of Fancy Gap Road as the complainant. Knott’s court date is March 31.