Derek Scott Ragland, 39, of 10 Leonhardt Drive in Cana, was taken into custody and served with outstanding warrants on the various offenses after city police located him in a parking area at Northern Hospital of Surry County.
In all, Ragland was wanted on eight counts of uttering a forged instrument, four counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one larceny charge relating to alleged incidents occurring in the latter part of 2009. All are felonies.
He further is accused of two counts of felonious breaking and entering and larceny filed by the Surry Sheriff’s Office in connection with offenses allegedly occurring in December in the county.
The crimes in Mount Airy in which Ragland is charged include incidents involving State Employees Credit Union checks that had been stolen from his mother, Faye Mundy Ragland, also of Cana. A number of those checks were cashed at Food Lion on West Lebanon Street and Kerr Drug on Independence Boulevard in late August, with the businesses victimized as a result. The younger Ragland was listed as a suspect when those cases were reported.
Two other forged checks owned by Faye Mundy Ragland were passed in September at the Chile Verde restaurant on Newsome Street.
Complaints made to police at the time did not list the value of any of the checks.
Other violations issued against Ragland relate to the larceny of a VISA check/debit card owned by Marlene Davis Nance, a Lynda Street resident, which was reported in early December.
That card subsequently was used for seven different illegal transactions at businesses including Wal-Mart, RBC Centura Bank on North Main Street, the Shell station on West Lebanon Street, Food Lion on South Andy Griffith Parkway, Blockbuster Video and Lowes Foods.
Other details concerning the arrest of Ragland were not available Tuesday.
He is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Feb. 25 on some of the charges and on March 24 for others.
Contact Tom Joyce at email@example.com or at 719-1924.