Mount Airy Police Reports


• Property valued at $3,360 was discovered stolen Sunday from a Mount Airy residence, according to city police department reports. The crime occurred at the home of Ellis Reid Forest Jr. and Deidre Norman Forest on Valleyview Drive, involving two Bryton women’s watches, two women’s diamond and white-gold rings, a 12-gauge shotgun, a large snakeskin bag/pocketbook, a Nine West red-leather clutch bag, a DeWalt floor heater, Coach clutch and other bags and a Sawzall with batteries and charger.

• Harvey Evan Lee Edwards, 20, of 20 Deer Ridge Lane, Ararat, Virginia, was arrested Monday after he allegedly stole a case of Bud Light beer valued at $19 from Sheetz on U.S. 601. Edwards, who was stopped by police on Rockford Street near U.S. 601 as part of the larceny investigation, also was cited for underage consumption and served with an outstanding warrant for arrest on a felony charge of obtaining property by false pretense.

That offense had been issued on Feb. 16, which involved Edwards’ alleged use of a debit card owned by his mother, Jennifer Johnson of Old School House Road in Ararat, to obtain an undisclosed sum of money in late January at an ATM on North Main Street. Edwards was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on April 24. The stolen beer was recovered.

• A violation of possession of stolen goods was filed against Mauro Gonzalez, 27, of 129 Justin Lane, on April 4, involving a license plate that had been taken on March 29 from a 1999 Buick LeSabre owned by Wesley Kent Brown of Inman Circle. Gonzalez was encountered by police at Walmart in connection with the larceny investigation, the same location where the tag was stolen. Violations of no operator’s license, failing to register a vehicle and no insurance also were filed against Gonzalez, who is to be in court on May 14.

• Five-gallon cans containing gasoline were stolen on April 6 after an outbuilding was broken into at the home of Robuster Green on Gordon Street. The stolen property was valued at $44.

• Gary Dewayne Bowman, 54, of 287 Greentown Road, is facing a violation of concealment of merchandise that was filed on April 3 after Bowman allegedly hid multiple pairs of socks, underwear and shorts on his person at an unspecified store in Mayberry Mall. The merchandise valued at $161 was recovered, with Bowman to appear in Surry District Court on May 21.

• Charles Lee Tate, 48, of 510 Broad St., was arrested on April 2 on an assault-and-battery offense which had been issued through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office on March 13 and two orders for arrest for possession of methamphetamine, a felony, and failing to pay fines. Tate was jailed under a $102,000 secured bond in the cases set to be heard in the April 20 District Court session.

He also has an April 30 court date for charges of reckless driving, fleeing to elude arrest, no driver’s license, show cause, failure to pay prior court fines, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and maintaining a drug dwelling/vehicle.

• Emmett Heath Hunt, 35, of 165 Guest Lane, State Road, was arrested on felony charges including two counts of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver; and one count of possessing a Schedule VI controlled substance with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver after a March 31 traffic stop on Park Drive near Carter Street.

Hunt, who also is facing two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, was jailed under a $2,500 secured bond and slated for a May 14 appearance in Surry District Court.

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