• A Mount Airy woman was charged Monday with identity theft, a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to city police department reports. Karen Ann Ayers, 48, of 175 Meadow Lark Road, also was served with an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court which had been filed on May 2 through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.
The previous court date was for several driving charges including aggressive driving, expired registration, no inspection and no insurance. She also has an upcoming date for hit-and-run leaving the scene of property damage.
Information regarding the identity theft charge was not listed, with Ayers confined in the county jail under a $2,500 secured bond and slated for a Sept. 20 District Court appearance.
• Jesse Tobias Jacobs, 52, of 2371 Wards Gap Road, was charged Tuesday with felonious possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and driving while license revoked after a traffic stop on Grace Street near North Main Street which involved a search. He also was served with an outstanding warrant for arrest on a charge of assault on a female which had been issued in September 2014. Jacobs was held in the Surry County Jail, with no bond figure listed, and his court date is Oct. 26.
• Joseph Lee Eugene Duncan Jr., 23, of 101 Pruitt Road, Dobson, is facing violations of displaying fictitious registration, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia as a result of an Aug. 19 traffic stop in the Westwood Shopping Center parking lot stemming from alleged littering and the displaying of the fictitious plate. Marijuana was in plain view in the vehicle and additional marijuana and paraphernalia were located and seized, police records state. Duncan is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on Sept. 13.
• A crime involving both larceny and damage to property was discovered on Aug. 15 at Aaron’s Sales and Lease Inc. on Rockford Street, where battery cables of lawn mowers were cut and the batteries taken from several of the machines.
• A vehicular break-in was discovered on Aug. 13 at the home of Meagan Elizabeth Bruner on Jeffries Street, where an undisclosed sum of cash and a cell phone charger were stolen from her unsecured 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
• A license tag, number CKK3925, was discovered stolen on Aug. 11 from a 2013 Ford Focus owned by Joshua Dale Hardy of Double Creek Road, Dobson. The theft occurred while the car was in the parking lot of Food Lion on West Lebanon Street, where Hardy is employed.
• Police were told on Aug. 10 that property with a total value of $330 — plus a Social Security card, checks from Carter Bank & Trust and a car title — had been stolen in June from a 2001 Saturn LS200 owned by Sherry Lynn Davis of Pipers Gap Road, Galax, Virginia, while the vehicle was at Piedmont Ear, Nose and Throat on South South Street. The other items taken included a white leather pocketbook, a brown wallet with a silver star, two compact discs, two Playstation video games, a Bible, miscellaneous clothing, shoes and a plastic storage key.
• Joshua Wayne Sizemore, 32, of 144 Green Acres Court, was charged with felonious possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, driving while impaired, simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and no operator’s license late on the night of Aug. 10 after a civil disturbance at Wendy’s on Rockford Street. Sizemore was released under a $1,000 unsecured bond to appear in Surry District Court on Nov. 7.
• Violations including no insurance, failing to register a vehicle, displaying fictitious registration and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed on Aug. 10 against Tony Lee Shinault, 46, of 196 N. Franklin Road, on Rockford Street near Scenic Motors after a traffic collision. Shinault’s court date is Nov. 20.
• An undisclosed sum of money was stolen from the interior of a 2000 Ford Mustang by a known individual on Aug. 10 at the Four Brothers convenience store in Holly Springs. Nevin Joe Mills of Taylor Road, Pilot Mountain, was the victim of the theft, for which no charges were filed in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
• Kimberly Clifton Newman, 53, of 135 Lois Lane, was cited for concealment of unspecified merchandise on Aug. 10 at Lowes Foods. Newman is to appear in District Court on Sept. 5.