Mount Airy Police Reports


• A Sparta man who was found passed out behind the wheel of a wrecked vehicle on June 3 was arrested on seven different charges and jailed under a $15,500 secured bond. William Matthew Flippin, 29, was located at the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation parking lot on Carter Street, and was unresponsive to sternum rubs and Narcan, which is used in suspected overdose cases. Surry County EMS personnel were able to revive Flippin and he was transported to Northern Hospital of Surry County.

He subsequently was charged with driving while impaired; possession of cocaine with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, a felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Flippin also was found to be wanted on three felony charges issued in Alleghany County, including breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking and entering and uttering a forged instrument, along with assault on a female, a misdemeanor. He is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on July 23.

• A Statesville woman was arrested Sunday night on a felony charge of possessing methamphetamine, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. Samantha Marie Evans, 26, was encountered by city officers during a traffic stop in the vicinity of Willow Street and Rawley Avenue. Evans was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $2,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in District Court on July 9.

• Betty Lynn Brasher, 54, of 579 N. Franklin Road, was arrested on a charge of larceny Saturday after an incident at the Goodwill store on Rockford Street. Brasher allegedly took unspecified items valued at $50 from the store, which were recovered. She was jailed under a $500 secured bond and slated for an Aug. 28 appearance in Surry District Court.

• Money, debit and credit cards and other property were stolen last Friday as the result of a vehicular break-in at the Creekside Cinema theater on East Bluemont Road. A window of a 2018 Chevrolet Suburban was broken, enabling the theft of a wallet, an undisclosed sum of money, a State Employees Credit Union Visa debit card, a Visa credit card, a Monat money card, Acuvue contact lenses and a purple pool bag containing miscellaneous items.

The victim of the crime is Jeremy Walter Johnson of Breezyridge Way.

• A $3,000 vehicle owned by Bray’s Recapping on North South Street was stolen on June 13 from a parking lot near the business at South and Hay streets. The white 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 single-cab pickup, bearing tag number YXZ3923, had been left unsecured.

• Michelle Leigh Stickler, 36, no address listed, was jailed under a $20,000 secured bond on June 13 on felony charges including four counts of obtaining property by false pretense and two counts of financial card theft. Stickler was encountered by police at 527 W. Lebanon St. during a civil disturbance call and after a brief investigation was arrested on those charges, which had been filed on May 14 through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office. Stickler is scheduled to be in Surry District Court on July 10.

• Property damage was discovered on June 7 to the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce building downtown, which involved a window being broken by someone throwing a piece of wood. The damage was put at $200.

• A case of obtaining property by false pretense originated at Mullins Pawn Shop on Caudle Drive on June 6, which involved a known suspect returning stolen property for an unspecified sum of money. The cash was recovered, with no explanation or other information listed.

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