• A man listed as homeless was charged early Thursday with fleeing to elude arrest in a city public housing neighborhood, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Michael Odell Joyce, 19, was located inside a Hadley Street residence, hiding under a bed, after being observed by officers fleeing from the living room, police records state.
In addition to fleeing to elude arrest, a charge of no operator’s license was filed against Joyce, who was encountered by police in connection with four other persons at the residence being charged with possession of drug paraphernalia during a warrant service there. Joyce is free on a $5,000 unsecured bond to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 28, and all five people have been banned from city housing authority property.
• A break-in was discovered Wednesday at the home of Michael Raeford Sumner on Arch Street, which was entered through an unlocked door. This enabled the theft of property valued at nearly $100, including a red Hyper Tough curved-shaft weed trimmer and a Craftsman hand-held leaf blower, gray and black in color.
• Emily Brooke Puckett, 18, of 263 Crimson Leaf Lane, was served Wednesday with criminal summonses on charges of resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer and possession of up to one-half ounce of marijuana, which had been issued through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office with no other details listed. Puckett is scheduled to be in District Court on July 17.
• Matthew Lee Senter, 31, of 197 Old Highway 52-South, was served with outstanding warrants for three felony charges: uttering a forged instrument, obtaining property by false pretense and possession of a counterfeit instrument. The warrants had been issued on May 18-19, with no other details available. Senter was encountered by police during a May 24 traffic stop at South Franklin and Toast roads, which revealed the presence of the warrants.
He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond to appear in District Court on June 26.
• Christopher Dean Owens, 31, of 353 Liberty School Road in State Road, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia on May 22 on Franklin Street as the result of a suspicious-person investigation. Owens was held in the Surry County Jail under a $2,500 secured bond and slated for an Aug. 28 court appearance.
• A second-degree trespassing charge was filed against Michael Ray Norman, 47, listed as homeless, on May 22 at Lowes Foods, where he was encountered by police during a civil disturbance. An investigation revealed that he had been banned from store property in September 2015. The case is set for the Aug. 27 session of District Court.