Man arrested in church burglary

Christopher Sensabaugh

Law enforcement officials arrested a Front Royal man Monday and charged him with burglary and grand larceny stemming from a church break-in on May 28.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Christopher Sensabaugh, 19, no known address. Front Royal police charged him in connection with the burglary at Skyline Baptist Church at 1200 John Marshall Highway.

Sgt. Crystal Cline of the Front Royal police said the Marshals Service became involved after police in Darien, Georgia issued an arrest warrant for Sensabaugh. The Darien News, a local newspaper, reported that police there linked Sensabaugh and another man to burglaries at six churches and one business on the night of June 28 and June 29.

Undisclosed amounts of money were taken in each of the Darien and Front Royal burglaries. Cline said the charge of grand larceny filed against Sensabaugh means he took more than $200 during the Skyline Baptist burglary.

Front Royal police said a window on the lower level of Skyline Baptist was broken to gain entry during the burglary.

Cline said Sensabaugh was initially arrested by the Marshals Service.

“At that point, he was only wanted on the charges out of Darien,” Cline said of Sensabaugh. “Once he was arrested, we interviewed him on the incident at the church.”

Sensabaugh is being held without bond in the Rappahannock-Warren-Shenandoah Regional Jail pending extradition to Georgia.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Landin Waller of the Front Royal police at 636-2208.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com