CRIME & SAFETY
19-year-old charged with attempted murder after hitting multiple pedestrians at Mount Airy Walmart, police say
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WGHP) — A 19-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after running over several people at a Piedmont Triad Walmart, according to police. Mount Airy Police Department say that on Dec. 3 just after 4 p.m. they were called to the Walmart on Rockford Street for a crash involving multiple pedestrians. Police […]
City slaying has no homeless link
A fatal shooting this week at a Mount Airy convenience store has been declared random in nature — and not perpetrated by a homeless man, despite a social media rumor to that effect which “spread like wildfire.”. Austin Tyler Hawks, 26, has been charged with murder in the...
Motorist accused of attempted murder
A Mount Airy woman is facing multiple counts of attempted murder and other felonies after allegedly striking four pedestrians with a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot this week and then fleeing the scene. Charges were announced Friday by the Mount Airy Police Department against Vilma Elizabeth Huerta, 19, of...
‘No provocation’ in fatal Mount Airy shooting, police say
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (WGHP) — Police are saying that the victim and suspect in a deadly shooting did not appear to know each other. Austin Tyler Hawks is accused of shooting and killing Agustin Alberto Villalon Luna around 8 a.m. Wednesday near the Mayberry Mart in Mount Airy. Witnesses described the suspect to investigators after […]
Pilot Mountain's Truist Bank Robbed, Suspect's Photos Released
• A bank robbery occurred at Truist Bank in Pilot Mountain on Wednesday. • The local police department believes it was a one-person operation. • The department has released photos of a person of interest in connection to the robbery, taken from the bank's security cameras.
North Carolina's Most Famous True-Crime Case: The Christmas Day Massacre in 1929
Tis the season when many are rocking around the Christmas tree, children are finishing lists to Santa, and parents are seeing green from the amounts of money spent to bring a little holiday cheer. Stockings hang from mantels, presents sit beautifully wrapped, lights glisten from homes and businesses, and people are ordering last-minute surprises with hopes they will arrive before the big day. Christmas is a magical time filled with lasting memories and family get-togethers.
Weekly Safety Report: Interim Police Chief Appointed in Elkin, Bank Robbery in Pilot Mountain
Two incidents occurred in Surry County, North Carolina this week. The first incident involves the announcement of Lieutenant Joey Vanhoy as the Interim Police Chief of Elkin, effective January 1, 2024, following the retirement of Chief Monroe Wagoner. The second incident is a bank robbery in Pilot Mountain, where the Truist Bank on E. Main St. was robbed. The robbery took place around 4 p.m., and the Interim Police Chief, Adrian Tillotson, stated that photos of the suspect have been obtained.
"We loved each other": Wife of victim in Mount Airy's Mayberry Mart shooting opens up about her husband
SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — The wife of Agustin Luna, the man who was shot atMayberry Mart in Mount Airy early Wednesday morning is speaking out about her husband. Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here. Lucy Martinez says her husband was a happy and loving man,...
Bassett man charged with attempted murder, arson
PATRICK COUNTY, Va. – A Bassett man is facing attempted murder and arson charges after an incident on Thursday, according to the Patrick County Sheriff’s Office. According to the sheriff’s office, the incident occurred at around 3:40 a.m. when alleged video surveillance captured Daniel Reynolds, 39, with a gasoline can at the occupied home of 23 Mills School Road being ignited.
Man Arrested in Connection with Fatal Shooting at Mt. Airy Gas Station
In a shocking incident at a gas station, a suspect has been arrested for a deadly shooting. The community is in shock as nearby schools were placed on lockdown. Find out more about this tragic event and how the community plans to support the victim's family during the holidays.
Shooting leaves one dead, another jailed
One man is dead and another in custody after a Wednesday morning shooting at a Mount Airy convenience store. The shooting sent local police scrambling to track down the suspect — a manhunt that lasted approximately 45 minutes — and sent city schools and even some businesses into lockdown mode.
Man Arrested for Gas Station Shooting, Rise in Flu Cases Leads to Hospital Changes, and Plans for Rail Corridor Development in Winston-Salem
Catch up on today's top stories with WXII 12 News. A man is in custody following a gas station shooting in Mount Airy. Cone Health implements new visitor rules due to a rise in flu and RSV cases. Plus, Winston-Salem receives federal funding for a new rail corridor project.
Deadly Mount Airy shooting prompts brief nearby school lockdown
Classes are getting back to normal after crime in the area forced a brief lockdown this morning.
Cooking fire displaces city resident
Grease burning in an oven caused a fire that heavily damaged a house in Mount Airy and displaced a man living there, according to officials. The incident was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, involving a one-story structure at 210 Mountain View Road located just off U.S. 601 near Mountain View Road’s intersection with Main Drive.
North Carolina woman kidnapped, assaulted in Stokes County
STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — A woman is safe after being forcibly kidnapped and assaulted, according to the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they arrested Ric Williams, 23, who's facing numerous charges. Click the video player above to watch the latest headlines from WXII 12 News. Deputies reported...
Citizens Police Academy gearing up
Mount Airy-area residents wanting to know more about local law enforcement operations have a chance to do just that through an upcoming Citizens Police Academy. The Mount Airy Police Department has announced plans for the 23rd edition of the popular program it sponsors which has turned out 441 graduates to date.