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Home robber gets 9 1/2 years in King George
BY KEITH EPPS
THE FREE LANCE-STAR
A man who helped rob two people who knew him after walking into their King George County home last summer was ordered yesterday to serve 9 1/2 years in prison.
Christopher Lee Enevoldsen, 34, of Spotsylvania County was sentenced in King George Circuit Court to a total of 87 years in prison with 77 1/2 years suspended.
He pleaded guilty to armed burglary, possession of a firearm by a felon, using a firearm in the commission of a felony, grand larceny and two counts of robbery.
According to the evidence presented by Commonwealth’s Attorney Matt Britton, the incident took place at a home on Fletcher’s Chapel Road in King George on Aug. 11.
Enevoldsen had been to the home a few weeks earlier for a “tattoo party” in which he put tattoos on people who wanted them.
He left his tattoo gun behind and walked into the home unannounced on Aug. 10 to retrieve it. The two residents who were home told him that a third resident had the device in a safe that they did not have access to.
Britton said Enevoldsen walked into the house again unannounced on the 11th. The residents scolded him for entering without knocking and told him when the other resident would be home.
Enevoldsen left, but came back a few minutes later with another man. Both men held guns on the two residents.
Enevoldsen went through the home and found the safe, which contained about $650 and some personal papers. He also forced the victims, Chassity Madison, 19, and Calvin Ballard, 22, to give him their cellphones and car keys.
Sean M.C. Burke, the other suspect, had his trial postponed yesterday after he requested a sanity examination.
Enevoldsen was apprehended about six days later in Front Royal. He told police that he robbed the couple because he was desperate for drugs.
He also led police to Burke, who the victims did not know. Police found handguns and the tattoo gun in Burke’s home.
Britton said he agreed to the plea agreement in part because of Enevoldsen’s cooperation against Burke after his arrest.
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404