JEFFERSON-An Ashe County man at the center of a manhunt in February and March is scheduled to be in Ashe County District Court this week.
Skylar Alexander Branson, 19, was hit with a litany of charges, including felonious restraint, assault by pointing a gun and felony fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, after he allegedly led Ashe County Sheriff’s Office personnel on a car chase on Feb. 26.
That pursuit ended near the Tennessee line, according to Ashe County Sheriff James Williams, after Branson bailed out of his car and headed into the mountains on foot. Branson’s arrest came at a home in Clifton on Hardin Gilley Road just off NC-88 around 10 p.m. on March 8, after a short standoff.
Branson also faces charges of reckless driving to endanger, fail to heed light or siren, resisting public officer, communicating threats, possession of marijuana >1/2 to 1 1/2 oz, possession of a stolen firearm and hit and run leaving the scene of property damage.
Other cases scheduled to be heard beginning April 21, include:
Deanna Billings: Failure to pay monies
Alisah Nicole Blevins: Probation violation
Jody Chad Blevins: Dwlr not impaired rev
Kevin Darrell Blevins: Unsafe movement
Steven Glenn Burke Jr: Possess methamphetamine, pwimsd methamphetamine, conspire traffic methamphetami, pwimsd methamphetamine, sell methamphetamine, deliver methamphetamine
Lisa Diana Davis: Misdemeanor larceny, first deg tresp enter/remain
Jesse David Earp: Failure to reduce speed
Kristopher D Eller: School attendance law viol
Pamela Renee Eller: School attendance law viol
Johnny B Farmer: School attendance law viol
Kevin C Faw: W/c simple
Nicholas Ryan Fletcher: Felony larceny
Aimee Amanda Head: Speeding
Laura Gray Hodgson: Speeding
William Homeir: W/c simple
Leonard Hayden Hurley: Dwlr impaired rev, cancl/revok/susp certif/tag
Elizabeth Mich Jackson: Dwlr impaired rev
Thomas Michael Mason: Driving while impaired, operate veh no ins, drive/allow mv no registration, fail maintain lane control, give/lend/borrow lic plate, fail to wear seat belt-driver, fail stop stopsign/flsh red lt
Crystal Dawn Medley: School attendance law viol
Heather Marie Miller: Expired operators license, fail to wear seat belt-driver, dwlr, forgery of instrument, uttering forged instrument
Brady James Moretz: Two counts probation violation
Larry Shane Mullis: Fel poss synthetic cannabinoid, manuf synth cannabinoid, maintn veh/dwell/place cs (f), possess drug paraphernalia
Lonnie Ray Phipps: Operate veh no ins, cancl/revok/susp certif/tag
Ray Solomon Pruitt: Possession of firearm by felon, spotlight deer/night deer hunt
Shirley Marie Pruitt: Spotlight deer/night deer hunt
Norma Leticia Rios: Dwlr not impaired rev, poss/disp alt/fict/revd dr lic
James Clayton Roten Jr: Aid & abet larceny (f)
Bryan J Sherbet: W/c simple
April Danielle Snow: Driving while impaired, civil revocation dr lic (30)
Muriel Stevens: Two counts school attendance law viol
Jacob Garrett Treadway: Possess marijuana up to 1/2 oz
Talmadge Thoma Trivett: Misdemeanor death by vehicle, drive left of center
James Albert Utley: Possess drug paraphernalia, simple poss mdpv-misd
Terry Nichole Walker: Misdemeanor larceny
The Jefferson Post will update with full decisions as they become available.