Police reports


• A woman listed as a homeless Mount Airy resident was arrested early Tuesday on charges of larceny and resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer, according to city police department reports. Amy Lynn Mears, 33, was taken into custody at Northern Hospital of Surry County after officers encountered her there during a domestic call, and she also was found to be wanted on an order for arrest for failing to appear in court which had been issued on Oct. 4. Mears was held in the Surry County Jail under a $4,500 secured bond and is to be in District Court on Dec. 14.

• A Stokes County woman was arrested early Sunday at the intersection of U.S. 52-North and West Lebanon Street on charges of of driving while impaired and failing to heed/stop for police. Subsequent testing revealed that Keisha Geneva Johnson, 32, of King, had a blood-alcohol content of .23 percent, nearly three times the 0.08 legal limit for operating a motor vehicle. She was released under a $2,500 secured bond to appear in Surry District Court on Nov. 30.

• A red 1994 Ford Ranger pickup was discovered stolen on Oct. 5 from the parking lot of Synergy Signs on Starlite Road. The vehicle owned by Synergy employee Jeffery Paul McAfee of Dobson Mill Road, Pilot Mountain, was secured at the time. In addition to the $3,000 truck, bearing tag number DBX4793 and described as having a dent on the driver’s side, a metallic tool box valued at $800 was listed as stolen during the incident.

• A .45-caliber Rock Island pistol valued at $450 was stolen from an unlocked 1996 Freightliner truck on Oct. 4 while it was parked at Tractor Supply on Rockford Street. The owner of the gun is William Curtis Arrington of Stone Drive, Pilot Mountain.

• A Mount Airy couple was arrested on felony drug charges on Oct. 4. Jonathan David Johnson, 32, and his wife, Amber Dawn Johnson, 26, both of Starlite Motel, were encountered there by police during a suspicious-person investigation, with each charged with felonious possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Mr. Johnson also was the subject of an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court, issued on Sept. 18. He was jailed under a $1,500 secured bond and Mrs. Johnson, $1,000 secured, with each scheduled to be in Surry District Court on Nov. 2.

• A Beckley, West Virginia, woman was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $24,300 secured bond earlier this month on seven orders for arrest for failing to appear in court which had been filed in August 2011. Santa Faye Warwick, 42, was extradited to Mount Airy from New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin, Virginia, on Oct. 3 on the orders for arrest, and court records show she also has felony drug and other cases pending. Warwick is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Nov. 6.

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