Three arrested, one sought in theft ring operating in Surry County

Brittany Nicole Knight, 21, of Pilot Mountain, Patrick Ryan McGraw, 34, of Westfield and Michael Wayne McMillian, 44, of Mount Airy.

Brittany Nicole Knight, 21, of Pilot Mountain, Patrick Ryan McGraw, 34, of Westfield and Michael Wayne McMillian, 44, of Mount Airy.

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — The Surry County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three people accused of operating a theft ring and are looking for one more.

The suspects allegedly ran a theft ring in the Eastern portion of Surry County over the last couple weeks.

Deputies said the thefts began around July 1 and involved items such as string trimmers, chainsaws, lawn mowers, hand tools and other construction-related items.

Detectives said the larcenies were committed by of the suspects, while the others were responsible for disposing of the stolen goods for cash. The proceeds were then split, according to deputies.

Damien Nathanial Watson, 22, of Pilot Mountain; Patrick Ryan McGraw, 34, of Westfield; Michael Wayne McMillian, 44, of Mount Airy, and Brittany Nicole Knight, 21, of Pilot Mountain, have been charged.

Those charged are as follows:

Surry County deputies are still looking for Damien Nathanial Watson, 22, of Pilot Mountain.

Surry County deputies are still looking for Damien Nathanial Watson, 22, of Pilot Mountain.

Damien Watson is charged with: 8 counts of felony breaking and entering
8 counts of felony larceny
2 count of felony obtaining property of false pretense
4 counts possession of stolen property
1 count of felony safecracking
4 counts of misdemeanor larceny
1 count misdemeanor possession of stolen property

Patrick McGraw is charged with: 2 counts of felony breaking and entering
2 counts of larceny after breaking and entering
1 count of felony possession of stolen property
1 count of felony safecracking
3 counts of obtaining property by false pretense
1 count of misdemeanor larceny
3 counts of misdemeanor possession of stolen property
Brittany Knight is charged with: 1 count of felony breaking and entering
1 count of felony larceny after breaking and entering
1 count of misdemeanor possession of stolen property

Michael McMillian is charged with: 1 count of felony receiving stolen property
1 count of felony obtaining property by false pretense
1 count of misdemeanor possession of stolen property

McGraw, McMillian and Knight have been arrested and released on $27,500, $12,500 and $5,000 bonds, respectively.

Watson is currently a fugitive on the above stated charges. Anyone with any information as to where Watson is can call the Surry County Sheriff’s Office at 401-8900.

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