Larceny, fraud, drugs among Galax arrests

Staff Report

Recent arrests in Galax included larceny from a home, fraud, drug violations and shoplifting.

Thomas Allen Ferguson, 49, of Galax, was arrested and charged with felony obtaining money by false pretense by Officer Trevor Jefferson on Oct. 7.

Jefferson had responded to and investigated a complaint from a Galax business, the police report said. Ferguson is alleged to have used false pretenses to obtain property.

He is charged with a felony because of previous larceny convictions.