Staunton Man Facing Charges after Allegedly Stealing from Rented Home
Derick Heath Ackelson
A Staunton man is being held without bond after police say he stole nearly a $1,000 worth of stuff from a property he was renting.
Derick Heath Ackelson, 42, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny.
Ackleson was evicted, and according to police, the owner of the property contacted them when he found Ackleson had left but a lawn mower, grill, garden tools, and other outdoor items were gone.
Ackelson was arrested on August 23.
He is still scheduled for trial in Waynesboro Circuit Court next month on drug and weapon charges connected with a marijuana grow operation at that same property in December of 2013.
City of Waynesboro Police Department Press Release
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Staunton man with grand larceny after he stole nearly a $1000 in property from a home he had been renting. Derick Heath Ackelson, 42 years old, is charged with one felony count of grand larceny. On August 12, the owner of the house located in the 1100 block of Jefferson Avenue reported to the Police Department that he was evicting Ackelson from the residence after he lived there for two years.
Ackelson was required to be out of the residence by August 1. After the date had passed, the victim went to the home to verify Ackelson had left. He noticed, in addition to Ackelson, that several garden tools and other outdoor items including a lawn mower, grill and hammock were gone.
The Staunton Police Department arrested Ackelson on August 23 on the grand larceny charge. He is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail.
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