Court docs: 3 shots of rum could mean 44 years behind bars for York County man

Staff Writer

A York County man who allegedly walked into his neighbor’s garage three nights in a row for a shot of rum each night faces as many as 44 years behind bars.

Nicholas Andrew Wildeson, 35, has been charged with two felony counts of entering a dwelling at night with intent to commit a larceny, one felony count of breaking and entering an occupied house to commit a certain misdemeanor crime and three misdemeanor counts of petit larceny, according to arrest warrants filed in York-Poquoson General District Court.

On Nov. 7, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home on Sheilds Lane in York County for a homeowner complaint, according to court documents.

When deputies arrived, the homeowner told the officers her next door neighbor had entered her garage the last three nights to steal her alcohol out of a refrigerator, court documents said.

Wildeson, the homeowner’s neighbor, walked into the attached garage and poured himself a glass of Captain Morgan’s rum before leaving, according to court documents.

When officers spoke to Wildeson, he admitted he walked into the garage and poured himself a shot of rum before leaving the last three nights, court documents said.

Wildeson drank with the homeowner’s son and thought it wouldn’t be a problem, according to court documents.

Wildeson was served arrest warrants on Wednesday and taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail where he remained on Thursday, according to court and jail records.

On all the charges, Wildeson faces as many as 44 years in jail and a fine of no more than $210,000, according to the Virginia Code.

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