The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested four individuals in two separate cases from June 12-14.
On Thursday, June 14 at approximately 5:15 a.m., the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a breaking and entering at the Country Convenience Store on Fries Road.
Deputy Josh Bowers and Lt. Tony Horton responded and found entry had been made by breaking out the glass in the front door. Security camera’s showed that the store had been broken into at around 1:06 a.m. and the suspects took beer and cigarettes.
“Earlier in the night, Galax Police Sgt. Trevor Jefferson stopped a vehicle with three individuals who all were carrying illegally-concealed firearms. While assisting with the stop, Deputy Sheriff Josh Bowers observed beer and cigarettes inside the car,” Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner said. “Deputy Bowers was able to identify the three persons arrested by Sgt. Jefferson as the suspects from the Country Convenience Store B&E.”
In addition to the earlier charges placed by Sgt. Jefferson, Deputy Bowers charged Tyrone Marquis McMillian, 23, of Klondike Road, Independence, with trespassing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, larceny less than $200, burglary with the intent to commit larceny, and vandalism. McMillian is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
Deputy Bowers also charged John Levi Miller, 21, of Main Street, Independence, with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, burglary with intent to commit larceny, larceny of less than $200, trespassing and vandalism. Miller is being held in the New River Valley Regional jail without bond.
Deputy Bowers also charged a juvenile in the case with burglary with intent to commit larceny, larceny of less than $200 and vandalism. The juvenile is being held in the New River Valley Detention Center.
On Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 a.m., Deputy Dennie Surratt responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Paul’s Creek Church on Pauls’ Creek Road in Cana.
“Deputy Surratt found a man asleep in a car on the lot and woke him up. Deputy Surratt noticed a glass pipe and the grip of a pistol in the floor board,” Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner said. “Deputy Surratt arrested Michael Todd Ayers, 38, of Round Peak Church Road, Mount Airy, N.C., and charged him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a Schedule II drug while in possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana and possession of a weapon by a convicted weapon (not firearm – blackjack). Deputy Surratt was assisted by Deputies Jason Newman and Gator King.”
Ayers was taken before the magistrate and is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.