Sheriff’s briefs

By Terri Flagg -

DOBSON — An Elkin woman was arrested on April 8 and charged with felony elder neglect following an investigation by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities became involved after EMS responded to a call about a fall at the home of Maria Deneane Kidd, 51, of CC Camp Road, Elkin, and observed the “squalid” living conditions at the residence, according to a spokesperson from the sheriff’s office.

Kidd was the caretaker for her elderly mother, who was injured.

An anonymous call to the Department of Social Services led to the victim’s removal from the home.

The victim now resides in a nursing facility and remains under Department of Social Services guardianship.

Kidd, who was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, was released from the magistrates office under a written promise to appear in court on May 17.

Det. Ashley Doiel said these types of investigations are difficult.

“It hits close to home because the elderly and children are so defenseless,” she said.

In other sheriff’s office reports:

• An act of vandalism is under investigation after Ronald Adams Inman, 69, of Corner Road, Pinnacle, reported three televisions and tires dumped on his property on April 3.

• Jody C. Inman, 36, of Red Hill Creek Road, Dobson, was arrested April 8 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Surry County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.

• Jennifer Marie Johnson, 30, of Fox Croft Drive, was charged on April 8 with possession of a controlled substance in jail. Bond was set at $1,000 with a court date of April 27.

• Michael Draper Gravely, of Homeplace Road, Ararat, Virginia, was arrested April 6 and charged with obtaining property by false pretense on a Feb. 17 warrant and two felony probation violations from January.

• Derrick Ray Simmons, of Junction Street, Mount Airy, was arrested on April 6 and charged with possession of stolen goods. He was also served with a failure to appear from March 7. Bond was set at $7,000 with an April 17 court date.

• Adrian Salgado Grande, 39, of Stony Knoll Drive, Dobson, reported on April 10 a larceny of items from his truck bed. Various tools including a black toolbox, extension cords, an electric drill and grinder, and bolt cutters were stolen. The value of the stolen items totaled $380.

• Antonio Manuel Hernandez, 18, of Cedar Ridge Road, Mount Airy, reported on April 9 a breaking and entering at his home. A 50-inch television, valued at $300, was reported stolen along with an XBOX One and XBOX 360 video game consoles valued at $400 and $200 respectively.

• Phillip Lee Easter, 66, of Duck Hollow Trail, alerted authorities to 12 needles and a metal spoon found in a parking lot on McBride Road. Officers seized the items, according to the April 9 report.

• A suspect or suspects vandalized two mail boxes on Founders Lane in Dobson, according to April 9 reports made by April Breeze Stanley and Daniel Jay Waldrop. Each mailbox was valued at $50.

• Faith Lawson McCreary, 51, of McCreary Drive, reported on April 9 a breaking and entering at a residence on Forkner Drive that resulted in the theft of $90 propane heater.

• Ebbie Steven Phillips, 59, of 992 NC 268, Pilot Mountain, reported a breaking and entering of an outbuilding, in Pinnacle. According to the April 8 report, a wood laminated ten-point crossbow worth $1,300 was stolen, along with a hand-held blower and a weed-eater valued at about $550 total. The padlock was cut in order to gain entry.

• Johnny Ray Snow, 20, of Greenhouse Trail, reported on April 8 a 1985 Yamaha Midnight Maxim stolen, which was valued at $600.

By Terri Flagg

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

Reach Terri Flagg at 415-4734.

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