WOODSTOCK — Instances of damage to a local business, thefts and a sexual offense were among the latest indictments handed up by a Shenandoah County grand jury this month.

Devin Etter, 24, of the 6000 block of Mount Jackson, was indicted on charges of entering a dwelling with the intent to commit larceny, destruction of property valued at more than $1,000 from an April 17 instance; destruction of property valued at more than $1,000 in a second April 17 incident and entering a dwelling to commit a felony and stealing a firearm in an Oct. 24 instance.

The first April 17 incident involves Georges Feed Mill, on Caverns Road in Mount Jackson. Etter was found at the scene and admitted to a Mount Jackson Police Department investigator that he broke the front door of the business, and broke out windows throughout the facility and doorways in the office areas, totaling about $23,000 in damage, a criminal complaint states.

Etter also caused mechanical problems with the mill boiler in the amount of about $550, several fire extinguishers in the amount of $250, first aid kits in the amount of $410 and an elevator belt in the amount of $8,414. The total damage amount was about $32,600. Etter also entered a Georges Chicken dump truck by destroying a passenger side window with a fire extinguisher, totaling about $185 in damage.

The second April 17 incident involved the Yellow Barn, also on Caverns Road. Etter allegedly broke a glass front door, showcase glass, two street lights inside the business, a go-cart and the police phone box, totaling about $9,115 in damages. Etter also broke the windows on a Shenandoah Caverns Volkswagen Bug parked outside of the Yellow Barn.

Etter is also accused of stealing a rifle that was locked inside a gun cabinet and two knives from a Quicksburg residence on Oct. 24

Etter is due in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Aug. 17 for all his charges. He remains held without bond at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail without bond.

Larry Seitz, 65, of Mount Jackson, was indicted on a violation of a child charge for a July 2 incident. The charge came by way of a direct indictment, meaning little public information is immediately available.

Seitz was previously facing charges of solicitation of a child while being at least 7 years older than the child, and using electronic communications to solicit a child while being at least 7 years older than the child from an October 2020 incident, He was found not guilty of the charges last month.

Seitz is due in Shenandoah County Circuit Court at 2 p.m. Wednesday. He remains held at RSW Regional Jail without bond.

Contact Charles Paullin at cpaullin@nvdaily.com

(1) comment

Dennis Atwood

No left hand - right hand coordination? Why do photos of "Harpine" and "Pultz" accompany this article? There is no mention of them in the text. Where's the rest of the story? Further, in the July 25th print edition, only photos of Etter and Seitz appear with the article. Looks like there is inadequate production coordination at the NV Daily.

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