NEW: Burglary Case Advances
Man Was Caught Hiding In Victim's Basement
HARRISONBURG - The case against a 42-year-old Harrisonburg man accused of breaking into a North Liberty Street home, and was later found hiding in the basement, will now go to a Rockingham County grand jury.
Warren Medley-Green was charged with breaking and entering, property damage and larceny, and is being held at Rockingham County Jail without bond.
During a hearing in Rockingham County General District Court Tuesday, a judge certified the breaking and entering charge to a grand jury. Prosecutors dropped the remaining two charges but will likely present all three to a grand jury.
On Jan. 1, around 5 p.m., officers with the Harrisonburg Police Department were dispatched to the 400 block of North Liberty, responding to a breaking and entering in progress, according to a statement from the HPD. An alert pedestrian called 911 to report suspicious activity.
Once on the scene, officers spoke with the pedestrian, who told police he saw a black man "make entry into the home through a window" in the rear of the residence, the statement said.
The HPD officers set up a perimeter around the home and, with the help of a police K9 unit, searched the residence. During the search, they found Medley-Green hiding in the basement.
Prosecutors plan to present the case to a grand jury on April 21.