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The following information is courtesy of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

July 16

LARCENY: Larceny of a rocking chair was reported in the 700 block of Fallview Lane, Boone.

LARCENY: Larceny of medication from a mailbox was reported in the 1000 block of Slabtown Road.

July 17

ARREST: May Margaret O’Brien, 44, of 140 Split Rail Lane, Blowing Rock, was arrested and charged with failure to appear. O’Brien was issued a $10,000 secured bond and a July 31 court date.

ARREST: Anthony Shane Anderson, 36, of 272 Dogget Road, Jefferson, was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Anderson was issued a $500 secured bond and an Aug. 2 court date.

ARREST: Kevin Drew Burchette, 37, of 185 Swindlers Ridge Road, Warrensville, was arrested and charged with assault on a female. Burchette was not issued a bond and was given an Aug. 23 court date.

ARREST: James Andrew Pitts, 35, of 1351 Old North Road, Lenoir, was arrested and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, three counts of damage to a coin/currency machine, three counts of breaking a coin/currency machine and three counts of misdemeanor larceny. Pitts was issued a $10,000 secured bond and a July 23 court date.

ARREST: George Nicholas Foster, 28, of 515 Junaluska Road, Boone, was arrested and charged with child support. Foster was issued a $1,020 secured bond and an Aug. 28 court date.

July 18

ARREST: Gail Kirby Shannon, 70, of 340 S.W. 55th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was arrested and charged with DWI. Shannon was issued a custody release and an Aug. 29 court date.

LARCENY: Larceny of an Igloo cooler was reported in the 400 block of B’s Nest Road, Vilas.

LARCENY: Larceny of motorcycle gloves from a mailbox was reported in the 3400 block of N.C. 105 South, Boone.

UNATTENDED DEATH: An unattended death was reported in the 1500 block of Brown’s Chapel Road, Boone.

MULTIPLE OFFENSES: DWI and driving left of center were reported in the 3800 block of N.C. 194 North, Boone.

July 19

ARREST: David Allen Cooper, 36, of 223 Cooper Fork Lane, Mountain City, Tenn., was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor offense. Cooper was issued a $3,500 secured bond and an Aug. 3 court date.

ARREST: Eugene Gurney Canter, 42, of 663 Doe Branch Road, Todd, was arrested and charged with two counts of child support. Canter was issued two bonds — one of $770 and another of $600 — and an Aug. 28 court date.

ARREST: William Anthony Reece, 36, of 1817 Old Watauga River Road, Sugar Grove, was arrested and charged with a probation violation and two counts of child support. Reece was issued a $9,866 secured bond and a Sept. 7 court date.

MULTIPLE OFFENSES: Credit card/automated teller machine fraud, identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses were reported in the 500 block of Lois Lane, Banner Elk.

MULTIPLE OFFENSES: Possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were reported in the 4400 block of U.S. 421 North, Vilas.

July 20

ARREST: Coral Raine Parker, 25, of 8507 Three Top Road, Todd, was arrested and charged with flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked, reckless driving to endanger, driving left of center and possession of marijuana. Parker was issued a $1,000 secured bond and an Aug. 29 court date.

MULTIPLE OFFENSES: Possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia were reported in the area of Charlie Thompson Road and Dennis Isaacs Road, Vilas.

FRAUD: Online fraud was reported in the 300 block of Woodhaven Trail, Boone.

July 21

ARREST: Melanie Setzer Tippett, 40, of 105 Tom Jackson Road, Boone, was arrested on an order for arrest. Tippett was issued a $750 secured bond and an Aug. 8 court date.

ARREST: Ricky Dean Cook, 45, of 1762 Silverstone Road, Zionville, was arrested and charged with driving while license revoked. Cook was issued a $500 secured bond and a Sept. 5 court date.

ARREST: Greta Kay Millington-Laws, 55, of 296 Shore Drive, Blowing Rock, was arrested on an order for arrest. Millington-Laws was issued a $500 secured bond and a Sept. 20 court date.

July 22

ARREST: Conley Elwood Yates, 44, of 1392 Laurel Fork Road, Vilas, was arrested and charged with being intoxicated and disruptive. Yates was issued a $500 secured bond and an Aug. 29 court date.

ARREST: Spencer Dwayne Church, 35, no address listed, was arrested and charged with a probation violation. Church was issued a $7,500 secured bond and an Aug. 3 court date.

ARREST: Bower Carrington Coe, 20, of 1336 Ravens Ridge Circle, Boone, was arrested and charged with DWI. Coe was issued a Sept. 6 court date. No bond amount was listed.

CALLS: The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office reported one call for service.

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