by By Tom Joyce
• A Mount Airy man who allegedly fled from officers at a traffic stop Sunday is facing seven violations, including driving while impaired, according to city police department reports. The arrest of Fredrick Neal Jackson, 42, of 146 Pilot View Drive, occurred near his home.
After leaving the traffic stop on foot, Jackson was found hiding a short distance away and in addition to DWI is facing charges of fleeing to elude arrest; resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer; speeding; driving left of center; possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond and is to appear in District Court on Aug. 27.
• David Ian Moss, 23, of 154 Ellis Acres, was cited Saturday for failure to stop at the scene of a crash, after an investigation of a hit-and-run incident. Moss, and the vehicle involved, were located at his residence, according to police records. He is scheduled to be in District Court on Aug. 22.
• Police were told last week that two air-conditioning units valued at $10,000 had been stolen from a residential location on Bluff Street. The property included an exterior unit and an interior coil unit, which were taken after lines were cut. Although the crime was reported last week, it occurred in June, with the make of the units not listed. Midland Mortgage of Oklahoma City was identified as the victim.
• A BB&T debit card, along with medications, were among property stolen Wednesday in a vehicular break-in at a parking lot on Carter Street near the U.S. 52 intersection. A black-leather purse was removed from the front seat of the unsecured 2001 Chevrolet Tracker, with Charlotte Ann Bryant of Kernersville and Ruby Frances Hatcher of Pilot Mountain listed as victims. The loss also included $20 in cash, a Medicaid card and an ID card.
• A newspaper rack owned by The Mount Airy News was discovered missing Thursday from the D&J Galaxy grocery store on Westfield Road. The device, which contained a small sum of money and quantity of papers, is valued at $250.
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