City police reports


• A case in which a fraudulent credit card was used to buy thousands of dollars’ worth of products from a local industry came to light this past week, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Police learned Monday of the crime, which actually was discovered in August, in which Nester Hosiery on Carter Street is the victim. It is classified as a case of obtaining property by false pretense, involving a monetary loss of $4,830.

• Timothy Jessie Corder, 26, of 182 Boaz Lane, was charged Tuesday with attempting to obtain a controlled substance by forgery/fraud, a felony. Corder was implicated after an investigation at Wally’s Pharmacy on Rockford Street. He was released under a $5,000 unsecured bond to appear in Surry District Court on Nov. 2.

• The larceny of a motor vehicle was discovered Monday, in which a Nissan pickup valued at $5,000, model year not listed, was stolen from a parking lot at 336 E. Pine St., the address for Weddle’s Transmission and Auto Repair. The owner of the pickup is Angelia Howlett Clark of Breezy Hollow Road in Cana, Virginia.

• Douglas Wayne Honeycutt, 24, and Kaylene Elizabeth Jessup, 25, both of 1264 E. Pine St., are facing a larceny violation stemming from an incident on Sept. 8 in which they were spotted running from the front of Lowe’s Foods toward the Emily B. Taylor Greenway. After being stopped, the two admitted to stealing Tide laundry detergent pads valued at $21, and Jessup additionally was charged with second-degree trespassing due to having been banned from the store last November. She and Honeycutt are scheduled to be in District Court on Oct. 1.

• Corey Dale Jones, 22, of 8879 Highway 601, Dobson, and Meagan Elizabeth Brown, 25, of 126 Hickory Creek Drive, Mount Airy, were each arrested on felony violations of obtaining property by false pretense and conspiring to obtain property by false pretense on Sept. 7 after an investigation at Walmart. The two additionally are accused of misdemeanor larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia. Violations of possession of stolen goods, possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon also were filed against Brown along with a possession of marijuana offense against Jones. Each was confined in the Surry County Jail in lieu of a $2,500 secured bond and is to appear in District Court on Oct. 26.

• Police were told on Sept. 7 that two suspects had stolen multiple items at Walmart on different days and then returned merchandise for money. A total of $35 in cash, a $32 Walmart gift card and two pairs of boxer briefs valued at $17 were involved in the crime constituting the obtaining of property by false pretense.

• The theft of an undisclosed sum of cash occurred on Sept. 7 at the home of Kha Lor Rose on Durham Street, where the money had been left under a doormat.

• Melvin James Bryant, 58, of 104 Haig Lane, Dobson, was jailed on Sept. 3 on charges of fleeing/eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked and an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court issued on April 6. Bryant was encountered at Northern Hospital of Surry County by police who knew of the outstanding warrant. He was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $1,600 secured bond and slated for an Oct. 5 District Court appearance.

• Tania Guadalupe Govea, 18, of 1119 Granite Road, was served on Sept. 3 with an outstanding order for arrest on a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretense. Details of the charge, for which Govea is to appear in court on Oct. 13, were not listed.

• A Sept. 2 break-in and larceny at the unsecured residence of Joshua Ray McBride on Bitting Avenue netted the theft of a Meucci pool cue in a black case valued at $200.

• Brittany Denice Hill, 26, of 144 Salem Drive, was arrested on a second-degree trespassing charge on Sept. 2 at a West Lebanon Street location she had been banned from in April 2014. Hill was taken to the county jail with a custody release order and is to appear in Surry District Court on Oct. 22.

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