Four charged in series of break-ins

Three Amissville residents and a fourth former Rappahannock County man face multiple felony charges that authorities say stem from a series of break-ins of equipment, firearms and cash dating to 2009 and 2010 in the county.

Arrested at their homes on March 15 were Kenneth Harold Stover, 44, Waterloo Road, Amissville, and Sandra Marlene Weaver, 39, Viewtown Road. Stover is being held at Rappahannock County Jail on $40,000 bond; Weaver is also held at the jail under a $50,000 bond.

Two other suspects, Franklin Todd Berry, 19, Viewtown Road, and Joseph Arthur Wenk Jr., 20, of Shenandoah, Va., were released on personal-recognizance bonds after both turned themselves in to the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office, Berry on March 17, Wenk on March 20.

All four had been indicted early on Monday, March 15 by a Rappahannock grand jury. Wenk, a former Rappahannock resident, faces two felonies, breaking and entering and stealing firearms, both allegedly at a property belonging to Steve Chapman.

Berry is charged with eight felonies, including breaking and entering and the theft of firearms and cash from Amissville Nursery, the Rappahannock County Landfill Office in Amissville, the Chapman property and the Ben Venue Road property of Greg Williams.

Stover and Weaver face nine felonies between them, including those related to thefts from Williams, the landfill office, Chapman and Wolf Tree Service.

Sheriff Connie Smith said the case developed after one of the suspects, whom she wouldn’t identify, was implicated in a breaking and entering case in Culpeper. Sheriff’s Capt. J.C. Welch obtained a confession from the suspect, which led to another suspect and a subsequent confession, she said.

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  1. If that’s Joey Wenks’ son – that’s such a shame. Because Joey has done all he can to be a Good Father. I remember Lil Joey from way back then – he was a good kid. My Condolences Joey – now Tan his Hide…………….

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