DOBSON — Even though it was Halloween, some detectives were hard at work bringing some of the joy and festivity of Christmas back to one local family.
On Oct. 31, detectives from the Surry County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division conducted an undercover operation to purchase a large amount of stolen Christmas decorations. The decorations were collectibles and heirlooms. They were all taken from a residence in the Shoals community of Surry County earlier this year and were valued at about $1,000.
During the operation, the detectives met with two subjects to purchase the stolen property. As a result, both subjects were arrested and placed in the Surry County Detention Center.
Michael Jason Cummings, 39, of 76 James Road, Taylorsville, was released on a $1,500 secured bond after being charged with one count of felony obtaining by property by false pretense and one count of larceny.
Jessica Elaine Cummings, 30, of 402 Salem Fork Road, Elkin, was released on a $2,500 secured bond after being charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense and one count of larceny.