• A Mount Airy man who allegedly grew marijuana at his grandmother’s home, William Brian Hawks, 43, of 1185 N. Franklin Road, has been arrested by city police on felony charges that had been issued by Surry County authorities on June 17 in connection with that case — manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a drug vehicle. Hawks, who also is accused of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, was taken into custody at a Guinness Road location on June 28.
Hawks also was charged by city police at that time with misdemeanor fleeing or eluding arrest; resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer; and simple possession of marijuana. He was held in the Surry County Jail under a $3,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court this Wednesday.
• Joshua Cory Lawson, 26, of 232 South View Road, was cited for larceny last Tuesday at Walmart, involving undisclosed property valued at $207 which was returned to the store. Lawson’s court date is Oct. 8.
• Robert Curtis Parker, 22, a resident of Hayesville in Clay County, was arrested on June 30 on outstanding warrants for felony drug and other charges issued in his home county earlier in June. Parker, who was encountered by Mount Airy police on the Emily B. Taylor Greenway behind Roses, is accused in Clay County of possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver; misdemeanor larceny; and failure to appear in court, for which an order for arrest had been filed. He was charged with resisting a law enforcement officer and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with his arrest here and jailed under a $10,750 secured bond, with court date information unavailable.
• Shane Douglas Bowman, 22, of 707 Willow St., was arrested on two counts of larceny on June 30 stemming from incidents at Poppy’s Boutique on Moore Avenue. On that day, a store employee allegedly observed Bowman conceal merchandise in his pants and he then admitted to stealing another T-shirt there on June 27, with police records showing that he still had the property on him and turned it over to the Poppy’s owner. Bowman was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond and slated for a June 16 court appearance, and has been banned from the business.
• A break-in was discovered on June 30 at the Park Drive residence of Wanda Lee Roberts, where copper and a McCulloch 28cc chainsaw with a 28-inch bar were taken from an outbuilding after a lock was removed by unknown means.
• Trey Kirkman Shuping, 27, of 120 W. Pine St., was arrested on charges of larceny and domestic criminal trespassing on June 30 on Cherry Street. He was held in the Surry County Jail, with no bond figure listed, and is to be in District Court on July 23.
• Michael Paul Monday, 32, of 112 Toast Road, was arrested on June 29 after a theft investigation at Walmart. This led of violations of larceny and resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer being filed against Monday, for whom police also discovered an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court filed on Feb. 12. He was confined in the county jail under an $8,500 secured bond and slated for a July 31 Surry District Court appearance.