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Public Safety

  • Thursday chase yields 10 charges so far

    HILLSVILLE - A Mount Airy, N.C., man faces two felony charges and eight traffic offenses after running from police in both Carroll County and in Surry County, N.C., Thursday.

    At about 1 p.m. Carroll Sgt. Bobby Lyons was traveling south bound U.S. 52 near the old tavern and observed a white BMW traveling north bound at a high rate of speed, according to Sheriff J.B Gardner. Lyons turned on the car, activated his emergency equipment and the BMW increased his speed in an effort to pull away.

  • Armed robbery suspects arrested

    Two suspects wanted by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department have been arrested in Washington County.
    The suspects, Adam Franklin Ashby, 40, of Mockingbird Lane in Galax; and Alma K. Prescott, 29, of Radford; were wanted in connection with the alleged armed robbery at a residence in the Oldtown community near Galax.

  • Deputies shoot armed fugitive in Grayson

    The Grayson County Sheriff's Dept. released the following information on Monday night's incident: "On April 29, at approximately 5:51 p.m., the Grayson County Sheriff's Office received information that a known fugitive by the name of Randy Lee Anders, 32, of 2264 Grassy Creek Road was seen walking on Grassy Creek Road, near Mouth of Wilson. Two on-duty deputies, along with two off-duty deputies responded to the area to search for Anders because of previous threats that Anders had allegedly made against law enforcement.

  • Family expected to offer reward in missing person case

     

    HILLSVILLE — Investigators trying to find a Fries woman missing since April 15 are expected to announce a reward from the family in the case on Tuesday.

    Family members of Desia Rae George intend to inform the news media about the reward at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, according to Investigator Donnie Spangler.

  • Bobbitt is 'most wanted'

     

     

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County deputies are searching for a 48-year-old Lambsburg man as their latest "most wanted."

    Tulsa Wayne Bobbitt is wanted for violation of probation and failure to appear in court on drug related as well as habitual offender charges.

  • Three charged with theft

     

  • Stolen tools recovered

     

  • Fire damages home

     

  • Missing teen found, 22-year-old faces charges

    HILLSVILLE — A missing 15-year-old and a 22-year-old male wanted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor had not made a run for the border after all, as police found them still in Galax early Wednesday morning.
    Authorities had been searching for Desiree Travers since her family reported she had run away April 19, thinking she might be in the company of Carlos Enrique Reyna, 22, of Galax.

  • Galax firefighter treated for injury

    The Galax Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Ivy Wood Apartments on West Stuart Drive on April 19.
    Approximately 28 firefighters and five trucks responded to the scene that evening, where they remained for two hours, Hankley said.
    On arrival, the department found a heavy fire coming from the upstairs bedroom of a two-story duplex apartment owned by Dr. James Williams and occupied by Tom Simms, according to Fire Chief David Hankley.