Mount Airy Police Reports


• Two Mount Airy men were arrested Tuesday on felony assault charges and held under large bonds, according to city police department reports. Morgan Legrant Carter, 21, of 217 Burgundy Lane, is accused of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury and possession of drug paraphernalia. Carter was confined in the Surry County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

William Aaron Joshua Tinsley, 23, of 812 W. Lebanon St., is charged with assault, inflicting serious injury. He was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond. Tinsley and Carter were arrested at Tinsley’s home after an assault investigation, for which other details were not listed. The two are scheduled to appear in Surry District Court on Sept. 1.

• Jewelry and other property valued at more than $5,750 were stolen during a break-in discovered Monday at the residence of Chris W. Bryant on Howard Street. Entry was gained by prying open a door, which caused $300 in damage to the door and lock assembly. This enabled the theft of a size 9 double-cluster ring, a size 13 men’s Harley-Davidson ring, another Harley-Davidson ring, black-leather gloves and coins.

• Eric John McKenzie, 44, of Monroe Road, was found to be wanted on charges including injury to personal property, communicating threats and assault on a female during a June 26 traffic stop on Caudle Drive near Snowhill Drive. Those violations had been issued through the N.C. Department of Correction in January and December of 2016, and Nancy Beasley of Lynnwood Drive is listed as a complainant. McKenzie was released under a $2,000 secured bond to appear in Surry District Court on July 27.

• A break-in occurred on June 26 at the residence of Chaquita Sharell France on Brooklen Avenue, where a $200 bracelet and an undisclosed sum of money were stolen after entry was gained by breaking a window beside a door. The damage was put at $200.

• A jacket that had been left behind by victim Emanuel Alejandro Secundino, a member of the U.S. Army with an address on North Main Street in Dobson, was stolen on June 22. The jacket was taken from a city sidewalk on North Main Street near Oak Street, with the loss also including a military ID card and a North Carolina ID card.

• Dollar General on Airport Road was the scene of a theft on June 21, when a known suspect took Gildan cotton socks and fled the scene.

• An array of power equipment and tools were discovered stolen on June 20 from a 2006 Ford Econoline van owned by Steve Tate and Sons Plumbing, which was parked at the location of that business on Brunswick Lane.

After entry to the vehicle was gained, possibly using a jimmy tool, Milwaukee-brand products were taken, including a cordless bandsaw, cordless hammer drill, an 18-volt drill, an 18-volt jigsaw, an 18-volt Hole-Hawg right-angle drill, another 18-volt right-angle drill, a red and blue tool bag with tools, an 18-volt impact driver with accessories and an 18-volt cordless grinder; two 100-foot drop cords and Stihl products including a chainsaw with a 10-to-12-inch blade bar, a chainsaw with a 16-inch blade bar and another saw.

• Police were told on June 20 that a known suspect had stolen a Belkin USB cable valued at $20 from Walmart.

• An illegal entry occurred on June 14 at the residence of Jewel Slate Bondurant on Green Bridge Drive, to which access was gained through an open garage door and led to an attempt to enter other parts of the home through a door. Nothing was listed as missing or damaged.

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