EDINBURG — A man was arrested Wednesday morning by the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly breaking into a bank in Edinburg.
Christopher Johnson, 37, of no fixed address, is facing misdemeanor charges of unlawful entry and destruction of property valued at less than $1,000.
According to Sgt. Kolter Stroop, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by an alarm going off around 7 a.m. at the Farmers & Merchant Bank, 300 Stoney Creek Blvd.
Johnson had broken through a back glass door without using any tools, Stroop said.
Deputies arrived at the bank at 7:07 a.m. and quickly took Johnson into custody, Stroop said.
“He complied,” Stroop said. About $100 in damage to the door was made. Johnson had no weapon and no injuries resulted from the break-in, Stoop said.
The Sheriff’s Office has no indication that Johnson took anything while inside the bank, Stroop said. It appeared that Johnson was undergoing some sort of mental health crisis, but it was not clear if it was drug related, Stroop said.
Johnson was taken to Rapphannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail, where he remains held without bond. A court date in Shenandoah County General District court has not been set yet.
A medical evaluation will be done if he is released, Stroop said. Stroop did not immediately have access to Johnson's criminal history.
Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer Stephanie Shillingburg said by phone that the bank's security measures were effective and no confidential information was exposed.
The bank opens at 8:30 a.m. and no employees were present during the incident, Shillingburg said.