Crime briefs Dec. 11

Samantha Ash charged by Vice
Dec. 11, 2012 @ 01:48 PM

Crime briefs

A 33-year-old Denton woman faces charges by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit.
According to a press release, detectives allege that Samantha Ash of 363 Floyd St., during a Dec. 7 drug investigation in the area of Hwy. 109 South and Hwy 64, sold 90 hydrocodone tablets to an undercover officer.
The press release added that Ash also had outstanding warrants for trafficking, opium or heroin from a previous sale of 100 hydrocodone tablets to an undercover vice narcotics detective in November.
Ash was charged with two counts of trafficking opium or heroin, two counts of trafficking opium or heron by sale and two counts of trafficking opium or heroin by transportation. She was placed in the Davidson County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond with a court date of Jan. 29.

DRUGS SEIZED
A Lexington woman faces drug charges, according to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit. On Dec. 6, detectives executed a search warrant at 267 Allen Drive in Lexington and found approximately 7.5 grams of crack cocaine, 09 grams of marijuana, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia including digital scales, plastic bags, blunt wrappers, a smoking device and $814 in currency.
Detectives arrested Kendra Leigh Presnell, of the same address, and charged her with possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, maintain a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Presnell received a $10,000 secured bond with a court date of Jan. 7.
                                     
JEWELRY STOLEN
Jewelry, valued at $10,000, was reported stolen from 420 Cameron Road in Lexington on Dec. 4.
Deputies with the Breaking and Entering Task Force said the items were sold at a local jewelry store. Deputies charged Keith Robert Long, 20, of 420 Cameron Road with felony larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. Long was arrested at 454 Calvin Sowers Road in Lexington and transported to the Davidson County Magistrates Office where he was given a $10,000 secured bond and a court date of Jan. 9.

TEENS CHARGED
Two teenagers were arrested in connection to Dec. 1 reports that air-filled Christmas decorations had been vandalized in the communities of  Reeds, Tyro and Churchland. In addition, mailboxes had been vandalized.
Ryan Christian Tillotson, 18, of 194 Plum Orchard Road, Lexington, and Colton Hunter Leonard, 17, of 3268 Arnold Road, Lexington were formally charged on Thursday in connection with the vandalism. Charges are pending on one other teen at this time.
Tillotson and Leonard are scheduled for District Court on Jan. 7.

SYRINGES FOUND
A traffic stop for following too closely led to the arrest of a Lexington man.
According to a press release, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 7 stopped a 1990 Maza Miata. 
Detectives noted in the press release, that the odor of alcohol was evident while speaking with the driver, William Scott Shannon.
After a consent to search, detectives located several unused syringes in a opened case of beer and received consent to search Shannon’s wallet.  Detectives found four packages which contained approximately one and one half grams of powder heroin. 
Shannon, 43, of 690 Picket Road,  was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin, felony maintain a vehicle to store a controlled substance, and  possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was issued a $10,000  secured bond with a court date of Jan. 29.

BREAKING, ENTERING
The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office received a dispatch of breaking and entering and larceny in progress at 1954 Hickory Road on Dec. 7.
Deputies apprehended Johnny Lee Thompson as he exited from the back door of the residence.
Deputies allege that Thompson removed numerous items, valued at $714, from the residence and ransacked the home. Deputies noted that an outbuilding had been broken into to retrieve a screwdriver that was used to make entry into the back door of the home.  
Thompson, of 1225 Waughtown St. in Winston-Salem, was arrested at the scene and charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm and felonious possession of a firearm by a felon.
His bond was set at $75,000 secured with a court date of Jan. 7