Surry County Sheriff’s Reports


A former Mount Airy wrestler was arrested on Wednesday by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.

Colton Lee McMillian, 19, of Mount Airy, is charged with assault and battery, larceny and injury to personal property. He was placed under a $5,500 secured bond with an April 4 court date.

In November, McMillian, a former starter on the high school wrestling team at 120 pounds, was arrested on outstanding warrants for an assault and battery charge that had been issued on Aug. 1 and two orders for arrest for failing to appear in court filed in May after he was encountered by police during a suspicious-person call at Holiday Inn Express on Oct. 24.

McMillian was jailed at that time under a $2,000 secured bond and slated for a Nov. 16 appearance in Surry District Court.

He also was arrested in April 2016 after being encountered on the walking trail at Riverside Park. He was charged with carrying concealed weapons, simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana and clonazepam).

Three men were picked up this week on the charge of earning a habitual-felon status.

• James Scott Nesbitt, 49, of Mocksville, was arrested Tuesday and placed under a $25,000 secured bond. The sex offender registry has Nesbitt being convicted in 1998 of six counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor. He is listed as having served 10 years in prison. Then in 2013 he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and probation violations.

• Joseph Tyrone Norman, 57, of West Virginia Street, Mount Airy, was arrested Tuesday from a July warrant. He was placed under a $50,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in court the next day. Last July Norman was charged with first-degree burglary, five counts of second-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle and habitual felon status.

• Gregory Wendell Vipperman, 52, of Beck Lane, Pilot Mountain, was arrested Wednesday and placed under a $25,000 secured bond; he was scheduled to appear in court the next day. In 2010, he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and given two years. He also has a couple of convictions for driving while impaired.

• Matthew Doyle Burke, 26, of Zephyr Road, Elkin, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of non-support to Stephanie Sawyers. He was placed under a $7,861 bond. He has a Monday court date. Burke had been listed in last week’s Most Wanted feature in The Mount Airy News. That was his second appearance in Most Wanted, being featured in September for violations of his probation for possessing drug paraphernalia.

• Mario Resendiz Sanford, 25, of Old U.S. 601, Dobson, was arrested Wednesday on two drug charges: possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed under a $2,500 secured bond with an April 6 court date.

• Nicole Bridgette Bounds, 42, of Cook School Road, Pilot Mountain, was arrested on 14 counts of fraud and one count of intimidating a witness. Three of the charges were for credit card fraud, and 11 counts were for obtaining property by false pretense. She was placed under a $20,000 secured bond with a May 8 court date.

• Patricia Gail Toney, 30, of Lynnewood Drive, Mount Airy, was arrested Wednesday for failure to appear in court on two counts of failure to pay fines. She was placed under a $625 bond.

• Gary Allen Lewis Jr., 25, of Embrace Way, Mount Airy, was arrested Wednesday and charged with non-support. He was placed under a $3,026.32 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court the next day.

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