Surry County Sheriff Reports

By Jeff Linville - jlinville@mtairynews.com
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DOBSON — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office caught someone who had been featured in the weekly Most Wanted section of the Sunday edition of The Mount Airy News.

• Andrew Daniel Burcham, 28, of Coliseum Lane, Mount Airy, was served an order for arrest April 11 for failure to appear in court on March 14 on a charge of violating probation. He was given a $10,000 secured bond and a May 3 court date.

According to the county probation office, Burcham was on probation for possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.

In January, Burcham was convicted of felony possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia (dating to a March 2018 arrest) and driving while license revoked (April 2017 offense). He was given probation, community service, a suspended sentence, which could be activated if he is convicted of violating probation.

In May 2018, Burcham was charged with larceny of a vehicle.

In May 2017, the Mount Airy Police Department reported that it stopped a car for running a stop sign. Burcham was then served with three felony charges: larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

In September 2016, he was arrested on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug vehicle and being a fugitive from justice.

In September 2013, around 4 p.m. one afternoon a pedestrian was struck by an SUV.

Deputies responding to the scene discovered Howard Thomas Nelson, 22, lying in the middle of the street.

“Witnesses told deputies that Mr. Nelson had been run over by the driver of a 1998 green in color Jeep Cherokee,” then-Sheriff Graham Atkinson said.

Burcham was charged with one count of felony hit and run and one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury.

At the January 2016 trial, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge A. Moses Massey gave Burcham an active sentence of 100 days with 100 days credit for pretrial time served.

In other arrest reports:

• Samuel David Jernigan, 30, of Mount Hope, was served an order for arrest April 8 for failure to pay court costs/fines, dated Feb. 6. He was given a $1,352.50 cash bond and a May 6 court date.

• William Aaron Husson, 40, of Bessies Chapel Road, Elkin, was served warrants for Yadkin County April 8 on C.C. Camp Road in Elkin for injury to personal property and injury to real property, dated March 21. He was given a $3,000 unsecured bond and a May 14 court date in Yadkinville.

• Jonas Garcia, 23, of Cedar Ridge Road, Mount Airy, was served an order for arrest April 9 for failure to appear in court March 20 on a charge of violating probation. He was given a $1,100 secured bond; the court date was not listed on the report.

According to the court docket, he has a May 15 court date for charges of felony sell/deliver cocaine and felony conspiring to sell/deliver cocaine.

On May 22 he faces second-degree trespassing, breaking and entering, and probation violation. On May 29 he faces possession of marijuana.

On June 3 the charges are felony possession of a Schedule II drug and felony probation violation.

• Donna Jean Harrell, of South Ridge Place, Mount Airy, was served a warrant April 9 for violating a domestic violence protection order, dated the day before. She was given a $1,500 unsecured bond and a May 10 court date.

On July 12 she faces charges of second-degree trespassing, communicating threats, and two counts of violating a domestic violence protection order.

• Michael Amos Spencer, 48, of Dry Rock Trail, Mount Airy, was served an order for arrest April 9 for failure to appear in court April 3. He was given a $2,500 secured bond and a May 1 court date.

He has a June 3 court date for charges of felony breaking and entering of a vehicle, felony possession of meth, two counts of felony probation violation, larceny, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On June 12 he faces another count of larceny. Then on June 24 the charge is assault with a deadly weapon. On July 29 he faces a citation for driving while license revoked.

• Roy Tyler Mayes, 23, of Cana, Virginia, listed as working for Carroll County Public Schools, was served a criminal summons in Dobson for charge of assault with a deadly weapon, dated Feb. 22. He was given a May 10 court date.

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By Jeff Linville

jlinville@mtairynews.com

Reach Jeff at 415-4692.

Reach Jeff at 415-4692.