• A Mount Airy man wanted for multiple charges, including fleeing to elude arrest, was jailed Wednesday under a $21,000 secured bond, according to city police department reports. In addition to the fleeing charge, which had been filed by city authorities on May 17, James Dean Sawyers, 36, of 259 London Lane, was served with a warrant for an offense of injury to personal property issued on May 14 and an April 17 order for arrest for failing to appear in court.
Sawyers is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on June 25.
Sawyers was apprehended in Pilot Mountain on April 3 after a pursuit by DMV enforcement officers. He was charged with six misdemeanor counts of writing worthless checks from a Surry County warrant dated July 17, one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer, and one felony count of fleeing/eluding arrest. For these charges he was given a May court date.
Two days later, additional traffic-related charges were filed, with a $500 secured bond. Among the charges were passing a worthless check, fleeing to elude arrest, resisting an officer, failing to apply for a new title, having no registration card, having a fictitious tag, driving with no insurance, and giving false information to an officer. These driving-related charges came up on April 17, but Sawyers didn’t appear in court.
• Charges of larceny and possession of stolen property were filed Monday at Mayberry Mall against Betty Lynn Brasher, 54, of 579 N. Franklin Road. Brasher allegedly took merchandise valued at $63 from Belk, which was recovered. She is slated for a June 12 District Court appearance and has been banned from Belk.
• Vanishing Point Bar and Grill on West Lebanon Street was the scene of a break-in discovered Monday, which involved the theft of an undisclosed sum of money. An attempt was made to pry open a door, before a window was broken to gain entry. Damage to the door frame and window was put at $300.
• Another break-in was discovered Monday at a secured single-family dwelling on Price Street, owned by Irene Sutphin Payne of Lancaster, South Carolina. Nothing was listed as missing, along with no damage estimate.
• Tiffany Nicole McDonald, 30, of 2424 Pine Ridge Road, was served with warrants on May 23 for charges of obtaining property by false pretense, a felony, and larceny, for which no details were listed. McDonald was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond to appear in District Court on June 25.
• Bobby Joe Goins, 52, of 125 Oak Circle, is facing charges of driving while impaired and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (oxycodone), which were filed at a Hamburg Street location on May 17 after a traffic crash. Goins failed to perform satisfactorily on field-sobriety tests and a subsequent consent search turned up four dosage units of the drug, police records state.
Goins is free on a written promise to appear in Surry District Court on July 24.