• A man was jailed under a $77,315 secured bond early Wednesday on a series of weapons and drug-related charges, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Travis Wayne Burkhart, 37, of 182 Starwood Trail, was encountered by police during a suspicious-person call at Riverside Park and found to be the subject of outstanding warrants for felony charges.
Based on police records, these include two counts of possession of methamphetamine filed on Jan. 17 by Surry County authorities, along with a misdemeanor violation of resisting a public officer issued through the county last Sept. 11 and an Aug. 19 order for arrest for failing to appear in court. Those records show Burkhart also was charged Wednesday with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, which is a felony, and carrying a concealed weapon (a handgun located in his rear right pocket).
• Gerri Rilla Hatcher, 29, of 233 Spaugh St., was jailed Tuesday night after a traffic stop on Woodland Drive near Snowhill Drive revealed that she was the subject of an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court which had been issued on March 21. Hatcher also was cited for driving while license revoked and displaying a fictitious tag, which came back to a Honda Accord rather than the 2000 Hyundai Accent she was driving. Hatcher was held in the Surry County Jail under a $12,000 secured bond.
Hatcher’s mother, Lisa Kim Pettite, 56, of the same address, a passenger in the car, was arrested on a warrant for a charge of aiding and abetting driving while license revoked which had been filed through the Dobson Police Department on March 2. Pettite was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond. Both women are facing May appearances in Surry District Court.
• Jerry Ellis Thompson, 45, of 240 Starlite Road, No. 15, was cited on a charge of larceny Sunday, involving unspecified property. Thompson is scheduled to be in District Court on April 25.
• Kenneth Murphy Robertson, 41, of 1504 S. Main St., was arrested Saturday on charges of resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer; carrying a concealed weapon; and two counts of damage to property after officers encountered him during a civil disturbance at 319 Rockford St., the address for Haymore Memorial Baptist Church. Robertson “failed to comply with commands,” arrest records state, and was jailed under a $2,500 secured bond. He is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on May 4.
• Amanda Gail Church, 32, of 131 Galyean Road, was cited on charges of larceny and possession of stolen property Saturday at Family Dollar on Carter Street, where she allegedly took items including sugar, which were recovered. Church is to be in District Court on May 18 and has been banned from store property.
• Jimmy Dee Snow, 47, of 121 Hamburg St., was charged with second-degree trespassing last Friday at that location, from which he had been banned in April 2016. Snow’s court date is May 2.
• Jeremy Franklin Collins, 29, of 2084 McBride Road in the Flat Rock community, was arrested on March 30 on charges that had been filed in Stokes County on Jan. 24, including felonious breaking or entering a building, an attempted break-in violation and injury to personal property. Collins, who was taken into custody at Speedy Chef on South Main Street, was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $2,000 secured bond and slated for a May 15 court appearance.
• A Sony PlayStation 3 gaming system, remote unit and Hewlett-Packard laptop computer, valued altogether at $275, were stolen during a March 29 break-in at the unsecured residence of Meghan Nicole Elias on West Poplar Street.