Strasburg man pleads guilty to larceny charges

WOODSTOCK — A Strasburg man pleaded guilty Friday to a grand larceny charge from November 2016 when he stole an Xbox gaming console and video game and sold it to someone else.

Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp accepted a plea agreement for Kaleb Ryan Williams, 20, after Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Louis Campola read a summary of what the evidence against the defendant showed.

Williams also pleaded guilty to petit larceny, breaking and entering and destruction of property from a March incident when he kicked a hole into the basement door of a Shenandoah County residence and unlocked the door through the hole he created. Then, along with some friends, Williams popped a bag of popcorn taken from the residence because he was hungry.

C. Todd Gilbert, Williams’ attorney, told the judge that Williams was homeless at the time of the March break-in, and was primarily looking for a place to sleep.

Under terms of the the plea agreement, Hupp sentenced Williams to a total of nine years with all except seven months suspended, and Williams will be credited with time served on the charges. The prosecution dropped the underage alcohol possession charge against Williams.