Crime briefs April 1

Money stolen during church Easter egg hunt
Apr. 01, 2013 @ 04:16 PM

A Lexington woman faces charges after $146 was stolen from purses kept inside a church during an Easter egg hunt on March 30.

According to a press release from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened about 12:36 p.m. at Harvest Worship Center, 148 Primrose Drive.

Witnesses told deputies that T-shirts for sale by the church also were stolen. The five T-shirts were valued at $75.

Deputies made contact with Brandi Nicole Morris, 32, 1911 Lot 4 Marion Circle, Lexington, who was at the scene. Deputies recovered $106 and the five T-shirts.

Morris was charged with misdemeanor larceny and placed into the Davidson County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on April 26.


James Pryor of 1071 Snider Station Road reported March 3 that a car stereo with a remote had been stolen from his home.

In connection to the report, Ricky Jason Robbins, 31, of 543 Frank Road was charged  with misdemeanor larceny. He was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $1,000 secured bond with a court date of April 12.


A Lexington woman faces multiple charges after the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office answered an incident call March 30 at Kangaroo Express, 106 Hickory Tree Road in Winston-Salem.

According to reports, the call was in reference to an intoxicated woman who had been involved in a domestic situation at 134 Laurel Court.

In connection to the investigation,  Tina Marie Menke, 32, of 100 East 6th St. in Lexington  was arrested for being intoxicated and disruptive, resist, obstruct and delay, and assault on a government official.

Menke received a $2,000 secured bond with a court date of April 18.


Davidson County Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic stop March 30 on a 2009 Nissan Versa operated by Tina Marie Beam, 26, of 531 Cedar  Drive, Lexington. After an investigation, Beam was arrested on a charge of driving while license revoked. Beam’s license had been revoked for a driving-while-impaired charge on March 12. Beam given a $1,000 dollar unsecured bond with a court date of April 24.

A traffic stop by Davidson County Sheriff’s Office resulted in multiple charges against a man from Fleetwood.


According to a press release, deputies on March 30 conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 Toyota 4-Runner.

The driver, Daniel Craig Thompson, 43, of 311 Hidden Pines Drive, Fleetwood,  was charged with driving while license revoked, open container of alcohol, failure to register the Vehicle with DMV, failure to carry insurance, and displaying a fictitious license plate and possession of stolen property.

Thompson was given a $2,000 secured bond with a court date of May 8.


According to a press release, the department responded to an assault at 652 Grubb Drive.

A woman said she was thrown to the floor and struck by a cell phone. Her glasses, after being thrown, were damaged.

In connection to the report, Marty Allen Johnson, 38, of the same address, was charged with assault on a female. Johnson did not receive a bond. His court date is May 6.



Deputies allege that a suspect arrested March 3 on Fuller Mill Road had provided fictitious information after being stopped.

Deputies said at the time of the stop, the driver had identified himself as Randy Turner, who was issued citations for driving while license revoked, expired registration, and vehicle inspection violation. On March 25, deputies were informed by Randy Turner that his brother, Matthew Turner, had given deputies fictitious information.

Deputies charged Matthew Turner, 29, of 205 N. Silver St. Lexington, with giving false information and resisting a public officer. He also was issued a magistrate’s order for driving while license revoked, expired registration and vehicle inspection violation. Matthew Turner was served warrants at the Davidson County Jail. He was taken before the magistrate where he received a $2,000 secured bond with a court date of April 12.