Mount Airy Police Reports


• A State Road man’s alleged concealing of miscellaneous merchandise valued at $468 led to him being jailed Wednesday, according to Mount Airy Police Department reports. David Aaron Jarvis, 25, of 153 Creek Water Farm Road, is accused of shoplifting in connection with that incident at Walmart, and also was served with an outstanding summons on a larceny charge which had been filed Monday.

Jarvis was held in the Surry County Jail under a $500 secured bond and slated for an Aug. 1 appearance in District Court. He also has been banned from Walmart.

• Jodi Gray Meadows, an employee of Petsense in the Lowe’s shopping center on South Andy Griffith Parkway, told police Wednesday that an unknown suspect had poured sugar into the gas tank of her 2016 Ford Focus while it was parked near the business. No damage figure was noted.

• Joseph Aaron Haynes, 38, listed as homeless, is facing charges of larceny and possession of stolen goods which were filed on June 13 after an incident at Dollar General in Holly Springs, where he allegedly took packs of ham and candy. The case is set for the Aug. 22 session of Surry District Court and Haynes has been banned from the store.

• Jacob Paul Church, 35, of 124 Willis Park Lane, was arrested on charges of larceny and possession of stolen property after a June 12 traffic stop on South Street near Independence Boulevard. It led to him being identified as a suspect in the theft of merchandise valued at $85 from an unidentified business. Church was confined in the county jail under a $1,500 secured bond and slated for an Aug. 28 District Court appearance.

• Joshua Evan Bowman, 32, of 326 Massey Road, was identified as a fugitive from justice on June 12 after he was encountered by police during a suspicious-vehicle call at 1053 N. Main St. Bowman’s name had been entered in a national crime database as being wanted in Carroll County, Virginia, on a felony probation violation. He was released under a $5,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Sept. 12.

• A possession of stolen goods charge was filed against Lilia Sarahi Mendoza-Hernandez, 28, of 1306 Grove Lane, on June 12 at Walmart. The unspecified property was recovered, with Mendoza-Hernandez scheduled to be in court on Aug. 1. She also was banned from the store.

• Charges of second-degree trespassing and being intoxicated and disruptive were issued against Donnie Lee Danley, 45, of 109 Dutch Lane, on June 12 after police encountered him at the entrance of Carlos Jones Park downtown. They went to that location in reference to a reported civil disturbance that allegedly included Danley cursing the caller. His court date is Aug. 22.

• Adrian Tyler West, 23, of 283 Maple Drive, was arrested on multiple charges on June 11 after he allegedly failed to heed blue lights and sirens for a traffic stop for a speeding offense. West was taken into custody on Riverside Drive at East Pine Street. In addition to failure to stop and speeding, he is accused of driving while license revoked and possession of counterfeit currency (a $100 bill).

West also was found to be the subject of an outstanding warrant for a second-degree trespassing charge filed through the Surry County Sheriff’s Office and an order for arrest for failing to appear in court. He was jailed under a $10,600 secured bond and is to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 14.

According to the court docket, West also has an appearance on July 24 for other charges including possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and possession of a counterfeit instrument/currency/check.

On July 27 he faces charges of two counts of violating a restraining order, assault on a female, two counts of communicating threats, and injury to personal property.

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