Suspect attempts escape

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Also — Grayson deputies respond to drug crimes, break-ins and other incidents.

INDEPENDENCE — A man arrested on a trespassing charge is being held without bond after trying to escape from police custody.
Kenneth Wayne Spencer, 43, of 581 Stewart Hollow Lane in Mouth of Wilson, faces several charges, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan said that on April 19 deputies responded to a home on Old Bridle Creek Drive after receiving a call about a suspicious person knocking on the front door.
The property owner told the subject to leave several times.
Upon arrival, deputies found Spencer still on the property. Spencer was arrested and charged with trespassing.
Vaughan said a search of Spencer’s vehicle revealed ammunition. Spencer was also charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
Spencer was taken before the magistrate and was held with no bond.
While transferring Spencer over to the New River Valley Regional Jail transport officer, police say Spencer attempted to escape by running out of the back door of the sheriff’s office in Independence. Spencer was apprehended and charged with an attempt to escape from custody.
Spencer is being held in the regional jail with no bond.
Other recent Grayson County Sheriff’s Office arrests include:
• Marcus Alan Hicks, 26, of 1874 Rock Creek Road was charged with theft from a vehicle and possession of marijuana. On April 16, deputies executed a search warrant at Hicks’ residence. Stolen tools were recovered, along with marijuana.
Hicks was also charged in connection with a break-in that occurred on Hilltop Drive in Independence, the sheriff said.
Hicks was transported to the regional jail and held on a $5,000 secured bond.
• Forest Littleton, 45, of 16609 State Route 854, Rush, Ky., was arrested and charged with assault and felony child endangerment on April 29.
Deputies responded to 493 Eagle Bottom Road, where Littleton had allegedly sprayed lighter fluid on an adult and a juvenile, according to the sheriff.
Littleton fled from the scene on foot. Deputies located Littleton in a wooded area near the Carroll County line, off of Eagle Bottom.
Littleton was transported to regional jail and held on a $1,000 secured bond.
• Richard Allen Dalton, 18 of 174 Haystack Road in Galax was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and destruction of property on April 16.
At 1:15 a.m. deputies responded to a breaking and entering in progress on Riverside Drive. The victim reported that a white male had forced entry into his residence.
Upon arrival the perpetrator had left the area.
The next morning, Chief Deputy Mike Hash observed a man walking in the rain on Riverside Drive near the intersection of Pine Mountain Road. Hash gave the subject a ride and noticed that he had scratches and cuts on his arms and that his story was not adding up.
Hash and Sgt. Gary Hash arrested Dalton, who was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.
• Nathan Joe Dowell, 30, was arrested for possession of meth on April 16.
The sheriff said deputies responded to a possible assault at 1103 N. Independence Avenue. Upon arrival both subjects refused to press charges.
A search of the apartment was conducted and drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine was seized.
Dowell was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond.
• Anthony Bobbitt, 30, of 570 Beaver Dam Road, was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license and attempting to elude police.
• Daniel Sanchez, 25, of 71 Forest Acres Trailer Park, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license.
• Bobby Mitchell Linville, 18, of 47 Stevens Creek Road was arrested and charged for driving under the influence.
• Amber Shae Martin, 18, of 119 Northview Street Galax, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and underage possession of alcohol.