• A domestic call Wednesday night led to a Mount Airy man being jailed under a $26,000 secured bond on felony charges that had been filed years before in High Point, according to city police reports. James Ruthaford Dameron Jr., 37, of 525 Lovill St., was wanted on offenses including obtaining property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument, a pair of felonies issued in March 2010 in High Point.
Dameron also was charged there with another felony, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/forgery, with no filing date listed. In addition, he is facing a misdemeanor offense of simple worthless checks in High Point, issued in January 2009. Dameron was taken to the Surry County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Guilford District Court next Tuesday.
• A case involving the obtaining of property by false pretense and possession of stolen property (a pair of boots) was reported Tuesday. It surrounds a known individual trading the size 13 boots for another pair at Robby’s Sales downtown. Surry County Emergency Services and EMS employee Devin Michael Hester are listed as the victims of the crime.
• An attempted break-in was discovered Sunday at the home of Teresa Louise Brooks on Virginia Street, which involved damage caused to an outside glass door in the effort to enter the residence.
• Melissa Ann Bowman, 38, of Walnut Cove, was arrested and charged with second-degree trespassing at Northern Hospital of Surry Saturday after being told to leave the premises by a hospital employee. Bowman is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on June 28.
• Davis James Johnston, 36, who is listed as homeless, was charged with larceny and possession of stolen property last Friday after he was apprehended with the help of a police dog. This stemmed from a theft call at Walmart, where Johnston allegedly took unspecified “women’s merchandise” valued at $50, arrest records state. He was located a short distance away from the store by a K9 officer. The items taken were recovered, but no longer usable. Johnston was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond and slated for a May 10 appearance in District Court. He also has been banned from Walmart by the store management.
• Ricky Mitchell Sheets, 30, of 119 W. Greenhill Road, was arrested on outstanding warrants for three counts of injury to personal property and resisting a public officer last Friday, a day after those charges were issued. No other details were given for the violations for which Sheets was jailed under a $1,000 secured bond. His court date is April 24.
• Shelby Lynn Brown, 19, of 339 Hay St., was charged on March 22 with making a false report to a police station, for which details were not listed. Brown is to be in Surry District Court on April 13.
• Sharon Tate Wall, 43, of 338 Durham St., was jailed on March 21 on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle which had been issued on March 18 through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, with no details listed, and an order for arrest for failing to appear in court filed on Jan. 23. Wall was held in the county jail under a $2,000 secured bond and slated for an April 21 appearance in District Court.