Timberville man arrested on grand larceny charges

A Timberville man was arrested on Wednesday after an investigation into multiple break-ins at a Mount Jackson residence.

A Timberville man was arrested on Wednesday after an investigation into multiple break-ins at a Mount Jackson residence.

Sgt. Robert Poe with the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said James Calvin Funkhouser, 42, broke into an unoccupied residence in the 7000 block of Senedo Road in Mount Jackson on four separate occasions between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9. The homeowners, who had been storing some property in the house, alerted deputies to the break-ins and stolen property, and the investigation led law enforcement to Funkhouser’s residence, Poe added.

A search warrant executed at Funkhouser’s Timberville residence in the 600 block of South Middle Road on Wednesday afternoon led to the recovery of some of the stolen property, Poe said, which included items varying from antique vehicle parts to home improvement tools. Funkhouser was then arrested without incident, Poe noted, and charged with four counts of breaking and entering and four counts of grand larceny.

Funkhouser has a long history of felony charges in Shenandoah County, with several drug distribution convictions in 2000 and 2009, and multiple burglary-related charges in 2007. He served some time in prison for these convictions and subsequent probation violations, court records indicate.

He was granted a $5,000 secured bond in this case, and the next hearing was set for Jan. 19 in Shenandoah County General District Court. If he has not posted bond, he is expected to appear in court today, Poe said.

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