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Sheriff’s report:

Sept. 1

Laurie Lee Shook, 33, of 4465 NC. 194 N, Banner Elk, was served with an order for arrest alleging she failed to appear on a school attendance violation. Her bail was set at $500 and a District Court hearing scheduled for Oct. 5.

Harold Dean-Elwin Beach, 35, of Cools Springs Road, Patterson, was served with an order for arrest alleging he failed to appear on a charge of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. His bail is $500 and a  District Court hearing was scheduled for Nov. 20.

Robert Anthony Kohlbus, 43, of 2188 N.C. 88 W, West Jefferson, was served with an order for arrest alleging he failed to appear on  a charge of driving with his license revoked. His bail was set at $500 and a District Court hearing scheduled for Sept. 22.

James Kelvin White, 35, of 302 W. King St., was served with an order for arrest alleging he is a habitual felon. His bail was set at $10,000 and a Superior Court date scheduled for Nov. 16.

Thomas Sheldon Whittington, 28, of 309 Junaluska Rd., Boone, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver. His bail was set at $5,000 and a Superior Court hearing scheduled for Nov. 16.

Michael Randall Townsend, 50, of 1817 Old Watauga River Rd., Sugar Grove, was served with a warrant alleging a misdemeanor domestic violence order violation, felony malicious conduct by a prisoner, misdemeanor resisting a public officer, and felony assault on a law enforcement agency animal. His bail was set at $5,000 and a District Court hearing scheduled for Oct. 10.

An Aho Road construction site was burglarized sometime during the night. The thief or thieves took power tools, two chain saws, a microwave oven, a radio, and various other items.

Sixty plants were reported stolen from the garden of an elderly Blowing Rock woman, sometime between Aug. 28 and 30.

The driver’s side door of a green 1995 Ford Ranger pickup truck was reported stolen from an auto repair service on Old U.S. 421 S, in Deep Gap.

Sept. 2

Douglas William Reiser, 35, of 1 River Rd., New York, N.Y., was arrested and charged with driving while impaired and possession of an open alcohol container. His bail was set at $750 and a District Court hearing scheduled for Oct. 10.

Deputies reported finding marijuana growing in the attic of a rental home on Grady Winkler Road.

A shoplifter reportedly stole two pairs of pants from the Mast General Store, in Valle Crucis.

The front door of a Poplar Creek Estates home in Todd was kicked in and the residence entered. Nothing was reported stolen.

Sept. 3

A burglar used a pet door to break into a vacant log cabin on the 2000 block of U.S. 321 S sometime after Aug. 13. Nothing was reported stolen.

Sept. 4

A 62-year-old woman was found dead on the bathroom floor of her Zionville residence.

Eddie Ray Southerland, 50, of 197 Ricky’s Way, Boone, was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of communicating threats and one count of misdemeanor stalking. His bail is $1,000, and a District Court hearing was scheduled for Oct. 20.

A 22-year-old Zionville woman said her boyfriend knocked over and damaged her furniture during an argument.

Vehicle license plates were reported stolen off two vehicles at a business on the 3400 block of N.C. 105 S. The North Carolina plate numbers were reported to be S4C6697 and RYK8605.

A Boone woman said her truck was borrowed but never returned.

Sept. 5

Gloria Arlene Franklin, 76, of 110 Beck Court, Boone, was served with a warrant alleging one misdemeanor count of communicating threats. She was released on her written promise to appear at an Oct. 10 District Court hearing.

A Howards Creek Road man reported his 16-year-old daughter as a possible runaway when she failed to return home after school.

Someone used a firearm to shoot up a satellite dish on Ray Hamby Lane, in Deep Gap.

An attempted break-in on Greystone Drive left  the door hinges broken.

A Zionville woman told deputies her identity was used fraudulently to take out a loan for $1,860.

A 41-year-old Blowing Rock woman reportedly tried to shoot herself with a .38 caliber handgun.

Norma Jean Shook, 57, of 244 Devils Den Rd., Banner Elk, was arrested and charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. She was given no bond and placed on a 48-hour hold. A District Court hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 19.

A Vilas home was broken into on Aug. 29 and a gold, diamond cluster ring, valued at $750, was reported stolen.

A motorist was found with marijuana on U.S. 421 N.

Sept. 6

Curtis Len Moore, 38, of 337 Junaluska Rd., Boone, was arrested and charged with one felony count of obtaining property by false pretenses. His bond was set at $3,000 and a District Court date scheduled for Sept. 22.

A Deep Gap woman claims an acquaintance stole her cell phone.

A Boone woman accused her friend of stealing her prescription drugs.

A Mast Gap Road man said a green van sped through his yard at a high rate of speed, damaging four railroad ties in the process.

Julie Hazanne Taylor, 34, of 150 Summer Drive, Boone, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $500 and a District Court hearing scheduled for Oct. 10.

William Clayton Neely, 32, of 739 Hawkins Rd., Laurel Bloomery, Tenn., was arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of communicating threats. He was placed on a 48-hour hold and scheduled to appear Oct. 20 in District Court.

Hammond Blake Hampton, 63, of 2002 George Hayes Rd., Boone, was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of communicating threats. He was placed under a $10,000 bond and scheduled to appear Oct. 20 in District Court.

A large, stainless steel tool box, valued at $2,000, was reported stolen from a Bamboo Road home.

A stereo was stolen out of a car parked in the yard of a Laurel Fork Road home, sometime after Aug. 29.

—Jerry Sena, Staff Writer



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