Surry County sheriff’s reports


By Terri Flagg - [email protected]



DOBSON —A Mount Airy man was arrested Sept. 29 in connection with an August break-in of a residence on Bill Drive.

Clifton Gregory Linville, 21, of West Lebanon Street, was charged with felony breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

The victim, Honay Vanmeter, had reported the incident to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office in August.

“That led to an investigation,” said Lt. Gerald LeFevre. Stolen items included about $60 worth of coins, the victim’s purse, jewelry and other personal items.

Warrants were issued for Linville’s arrest on Aug. 15. LeFevre said the coins, which were used for a purchase, were a factor in the investigation. The agency spokesman did not provide information indicating how the coins were tracked, but that the victim was able to identify the coins as being hers.

Linville was booked into the Surry County Detention Center and scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 12 under a $10,000 secured bond.

• On Sept. 28, Amanda Graham, of Mount Airy, reported that items placed on her late husband’s roadside memorial had been stolen.

A memorial cross had been placed along N.C. 89 in Lowgap, near the intersection of Boyd Dickens Road, where 30-year-old Adwin Graham was struck by a car and killed in December 2013.

“She went to put some small pieces on the cross. She went back later on and found them missing,” LeFevre said. According to the report, the missing items were a green ceramic turtle and a small toy four-wheeler.

The incident is under investigation with no suspects, LeFevre said.

• Rosa Ann Bowman, 33, of White Pine Trail, Elkin, was served with a warrant for larceny of a firearm, a felony, on Oct. 5. She was served with a warrant for misdemeanor failure to appear that had been issued Sept. 8. She was held under a $1,500 total secured bond and scheduled to appear on Nov. 3 and Nov. 8.

• Rachel Hawks, of Mount Airy, reported a breaking and entering at her Tram Way residence that resulted in property damage. According to the Sept. 27 report, the lock mechanism bracket to her outbuilding was damaged.

By Terri Flagg

[email protected]

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

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