WOODSTOCK — A Mount Solon man was arrested after authorities concluded that DNA evidence linked him to a break-in at an Edinburg residence in March.
Warner Shull, 24, was arrested June 29 and is charged with destruction of property less than $1,000, breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and grand larceny.
The break in happened at a residence on McGarvey Road, according to the criminal complaint in the case filed by the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office.
Two victims of the home told the Sheriff’s Office that an unknown individual forced entry into the residence by breaking the rear bedroom window, the complaint states.
A deputy found broken glass on the west side of the residence and inside the rear bedroom, the complaint states. The damage, valued at $400, was consistent with someone breaking the window from the outside and attempting to gain access to the inside of the residence, the complaint states.
The victims told law enforcement officials that several items were missing, including about $11,000 in cash, jewelry valued at $200, an Xbox valued at $175 and two laptops, one valued at $250 and the other valued at $300, the complaint states. Other items valued at a total of $185 were also missing, the complaint states.
The Sheriff’s Office processed the scene and collected blood and DNA samples, the complaint states. They were sent to a lab and on June 16, a certificate of analysis stated the DNA profile was searched against the Virginia DNA Data Bank and was found to be consistent with Shull.
Shull is due in Shenandoah County General District Court on Tuesday and is in custody at Middle River Regional Jail,