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• A Taylor Street man who was encountered by police investigating a larceny from a vehicle on that street Sunday was discovered to have outstanding warrants against him for three felony charges, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Violations including obtaining property by false pretense, possession of a stolen vehicle and altering a title had been issued last Friday by Surry County authorities for John Christopher Yarbrough, 28, of 323 Taylor St. He was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond, with his appearance in Surry District Court slated for Aug. 19.


The larceny case that led to officers’ encounter with Yarbrough had occurred at the nearby home of Allison Rachel Knights, who witnessed a known suspect enter her vehicle and remove an undisclosed sum of money. No charges had been filed in the vehicular break-in at last report.


• Outstanding warrants on charges of selling and delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance were discovered for Jason William Johnson, 34, of 156 Greenhouse Trail, Lowgap, when police investigated a civil disturbance Sunday. Johnson was encountered in a parking lot at 1136 W. Pine St., where the Food Lion shopping center is located. In addition to the drug charges, which originated in Wilkes County on May 30, an order for arrest had been issued against the Surry man on May 10 for failing to pay fines in Yadkin County. He was jailed under a $10,255 secured bond and is to be in court in Wilkes County on Aug. 6.


• A larceny occurred Sunday at a parking area at 1379 S. Main St., where the rear wheel and tire of a Mongoose bicycle owned by Donald Ray Lawson of that address was taken. The property is valued at $50.


• Two people were cited for larceny Saturday after an ongoing investigation, Michael Chad Shaw, 42, and Susan Ann Meredith, 40, both of 309 Hadley St. No information was listed concerning the alleged violations, for which Shaw and Meredith are to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 5.


• A larceny was discovered Saturday at Sage Sport on Rockford Street, where a known suspect took a brown Under Armour T-shirt valued at $28 from the store without paying. No violations had been issued at last report.


• Johnny Thomas Wooten, 52, of 426 Roberts Road, is facing a second-degree trespassing offense that was filed last Friday after Wooten was seen on the premises of WilcoHess on West Pine Street, from which he had been banned. Wooten is scheduled to be in District Court on Aug. 19.


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