• The theft of items from Lowes Foods late Thursday night — including a wheelchair — led to the arrest of a Mount Airy man as well as a second person who allegedly took other property, according to city police department reports. Barry Lee Pilson Jr., 19, of 2026 Dyson Place, was stopped by Lowes employees after he allegedly had stolen the wheelchair, with an investigation revealing that he also had taken additional items. Toni Lee Campen, 20, listed as homeless, also was found to have stolen property valued at $35 during the same incident.
Each is facing violations of larceny, possession of stolen property and underage consumption of alcohol, with Campen further accused of simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were confined in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond and are scheduled to appear in District Court on March 29. They also have been banned from Lowes Foods.
• A larceny offense was issued Thursday against Stefon Darnell Taylor, 22, of 112 May St., after he allegedly took unspecified property at Walmart. Taylor also was served with two outstanding orders for arrest for failing to appear in court in late January, and was jailed under a $4,500 secured bond. He is slated for a March 9 appearance in Surry District Court and has been banned from Walmart.
• Tyler Blake Daughenbaugh, 17, of 909 Hunter Drive, who had an outstanding order for arrest out for him on a probation violation, was jailed under a $37,000 secured bond Wednesday night after a traffic stop that led to further offenses of possession of a weapon of mass destruction (a shotgun), possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Daughenbaugh’s court date is March 14.
• Kenneth Melvin Leonard, 57, of 1249 Bear Trail, Cana, Virginia, was arrested on a driving while impaired charge Wednesday night on Merita Street near Fowler Road after a motor vehicle accident involving a 1995 Ford Escort he was operating. Leonard also was cited for possession of an open container of alcohol and is facing a traffic infraction for a bad light. He was confined in the Surry County Jail and is to be in court on June 2.
• Daniel Leander Starkey, 19, of 133 Champion Lane, was cited Wednesday for larceny and possession of stolen goods valued at $25. The unspecified property was to be returned to its owner and Starkey is scheduled for a Feb. 25 District Court appearance.