Newark woman arrested after break-in at local business


A suspect has been arrested and charged in a break-in of a Newark business that occurred earlier this week.

Detective Michael Moody said Officer Jason Cole responded to a call for service at Bennett’s Heating and Air Conditioning in Newark in reference to a storage building, attached to the business, that had been broken into.

Cole said numerous items had been removed from the property. Evidence led to a commercial storage site across the street where a female was lying on the ground amid items that had been taken from the business, according to Moody.

Moody’s investigation led to a Newark woman, Rhonda L. Funkhouser (pictured), being charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor. Independence County Circuit Court records show Funkhouser is charged with felony breaking or entering, felony theft of property, and misdemeanor theft. She is in custody under a $20,000 bond.

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