• A domestic investigation at Lady Bug Laundry on North South Street Monday led to a Mount Airy man being arrested on a felony drug violation, according to city police department reports. Francis Edward Brown, 54, of 320 Eleanor Ave., was charged with possession of cocaine after a consent search allegedly turned up the drug in a bag, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Brown was held in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on May 17.
During the same incident, Adrianne Lawanda Phillips, 36, also of 320 Eleanor Ave., was served with warrants issued Monday through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office for four felonies — three counts of attempting to obtain property by false pretense and larceny of chose in action, a charge that refers to the taking of checks or other materials issued for payment. Phillips was jailed under a $10,500 secured bond and slated for a June 13 District Court appearance.
• A larceny occurred Saturday night at Walmart which involved an unknown suspect stealing $79 worth of merchandise and fleeing from the store on foot, then in a vehicle. The items taken were two Casio wristwatches, three DVDs, three pairs of sunglasses, a flashlight and batteries.
• A property-damage incident occurred on April 23, when an unknown object was thrown through the rear window of a 2012 Toyota Highlander owned by Michael Lee Marion, which caused damage put at $600. The incident took place at Marion’s residence on Crescent Drive.
• Jason Foley Iroler, 41, of 214 State Line Road, Claudville, Virginia, was jailed under a $156,000 secured bond on April 20, when he was located in the parking lot of Food Lion on West Lebanon Street and arrested on warrants filed by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, including some that day, for eight felony charges.
Those include two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine; two counts of trafficking in opium or heroin; maintaining a drug vehicle/dwelling place; possession of methamphetamine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver; possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver; and fleeing/eluding arrest with a motor vehicle. Iroler additionally is charged with reckless driving/wanton disregard, and two orders for arrest had been issued for him for failing to appear in court for possession of drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on May 16.
• A break-in at an unsecured residence on Arlington Heights Lane, discovered on April 20, netted the theft of wiring, two extension cords and screws valued altogether at $1,850. The victim of the crime is listed as Ron & David Construction of Dobson.
• Police were told on April 20 that a case of obtaining property by false pretense had occurred at Walmart earlier in April, when someone wrongfully obtained $79 from the store through a refund for items he did not purchase.