Jury trial tentatively set in burglary case

WOODSTOCK — After recalculating an interstate speedy trial deadline Thursday, Circuit Judge Dennis L. Hupp tentatively set a jury trial to begin on Dec. 11 in a case involving a Martinsburg, West Virginia man accused in several Shenandoah County burglaries.

Terry Wayne Siford, 41, was indicted in 2014 on 27 burglary-related charges after law enforcement officials said he was responsible for a string of home invasions and burglaries in Shenandoah County that year. He had been arrested in Pennsylvania on similar charges from that area and was tried and found guilty of 40 charges in July 2016. He was serving a sentence on those charges when he was extradited in May 2017 to Virginia to face his charges filed against him here.

Federal law requires Siford to be tried within 120 days of his extradition, and, after subtracting the months during which Siford waived his interstate speedy trial rights, that deadline was recalculated to Dec. 28.

A hearing to rule on motions to suppress evidence against Siford was set for Nov. 8, which will allow some time for subpoenas for the out of state witnesses needed to testify. The five-day jury trial is tentatively set to begin on Dec. 11 in Shenandoah County Circuit Court.