Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Suspicious car leads to teen beer burglars

Stokesdale - Last night at 9:42, Cpl. Ben Strader responded to Mountain View Drive area due to a suspicious silver passenger car. Strader located the vehicle and found the driver to be Dixie Marshall. She had difficulty answering questions as to why she was in the area.

During that time, other deputies found a residential “breaking & entering” at 567 Mountain View Drive. Deputy Brian Friddle and K-9 tracked a suspect named Jamie Needham and detained him. Needham had been hiding nearby in bushes.

Detective Dan Hardy was called to the scene, and was able to charge the two aforementioned suspects with SECOND DEGREE BURGLARY and LARCENY AFTER BREAKING & ENTERING. According to the warrants, these suspects did during the nighttime did break and enter the dwelling house of Richard Dumas, intending to commit a larceny therein, a bag of canned and bottled beer valued at about $25.

Detective has stated that he will be obtaining additional warrants on an unidentified third suspect in this case.

Dixie Jean Marshall (16 yoa)

6097 Church St.

Greensboro, NC 27455 Bond $1,000

Jamie Lee Needham

8705 Belews Creek Road

Stokesdale, NC 27357

18 years of age

Bond $7,000

Monday, September 17, 2007

Joyce charged with embezzling from Junior Miss

North Carolina’s Junior Miss officials were approached about the stewardship of the Rockingham County Junior Miss franchise. At that time, the Chairperson was Kimberly Joyce, 38, of 9289 NC Hwy 700 in Ruffin, NC.

In a letter (dated 6-21-07) to Kim Joyce, this concern was expressed, as well as the intentions to allow Tina Kirkman and Deena West to be the new Local Chairpersons of the Rockingham County Program.

Detective Dana Taylor has concluded her investigation of missing scholarship monies with the arrest of Mrs. Joyce. The warrant states that Joyce did feloniously deprive by embezzlement and fraudulently and knowingly misapply and convert to her own use, take and make away with approximately $23,000 in U.S. Currency belonging to Rockingham County Junior Miss.

Sheriff Page: “This is a disappointing episode that frustrates all of us that support the labors of this worthwhile scholarship program. I trust the North Carolina Junior Miss program will overcome this setback.”