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• A Mount Airy man has been charged with a felony stemming from his using a gas card of a former employer to make unauthorized purchases totaling $1,795, according to city police reports. Anthony Chase Utt, 29, of 123 Holder Road, is accused of financial card theft/withholding, referring to keeping such a card without the owner’s consent, and misdemeanor financial card fraud. He turned himself in Tuesday on the charges that had been issued on July 7.


Utt had resigned from Leonard’s Building and Truck Accessories, but then allegedly obtained motor vehicle fuel using access numbers for a gas card he had been assigned while employed there, according to report made to police in late May. The wrongdoing occurred at WilcoHess on West Pine Street and included multiple transactions. Utt is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 6.


• Dylan James Reardon, 21, of 340 Austin Drive, was served with a warrant on July 5 for a charge of breaking and entering of a building. It had been filed on June 30, with no details listed regarding the alleged crime in which Evelyn Donathan of Durham Street is the complainant. Reardon is free on a written promise to appear in District Court on July 25.


• Violations of larceny and possession of stolen property were filed against Susan Ann Meredith, 40, of 309 Hadley St., on July 5. Meredith was detained by employees of Lowes Foods after allegedly taking merchandise valued at $75, which was recovered. She is scheduled to be in District Court on Sept. 9.


• Gary Darnell Taylor, 39, of 112 May St., was arrested on a warrant for charges of false imprisonment and assault on a female on July 4. No details were listed regarding the charges, for which Taylor is free on a $5,000 unsecured bond and is to be in court on Aug. 17.


• Michael Allen Griffith, 31, of 312 Galloway St., was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and second-degree trespassing on July 3 after an incident at 457 N. Main St., the address for Robby’s Sales. Griffith was said to be causing a disturbance and was advised by an employee that he wasn’t welcome. He allegedly didn’t obey commands to leave the premises and pushed back after being told to do so. Griffith was held in the Surry County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on Sept. 5.

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