Funk got time served, but will have to wear GPS.
A former Maryland State Police trooper, who pleaded guilty Monday in connection with a domestic incident earlier this year was sentenced in Frederick County Circuit Court Tuesday. " He did appear before a judge and was sentenced to 30 years in prison, suspend all but time serve, which amounted to a little more than six months in jail," said Charlie Smith, Frederick County States Attorney.
Eric Funk, of Woodsboro, was also ordered to wear a GPS ankle bracelet. "That's going to run him about $600 a month. He will be able to work in West Virginia, and also in Maryland, only. The reason why the judge ordered that, and we wanted it, was because the victim lives out of state and we didn't want him going near her, giving his prior threats against her in this particular case," continued Smith.
The 38 year old man was arrested in February for assaulting his former girlfriend at her home, which at the time was on Dill Avenue. Authorities said he smashed a window in the house, causing the glass to cut the victim on her face and shoulders. Smith said Funk also admitted to officers that he had plans to kill her. Funk pleaded guilty to attempted first degree burglary, second degree assault and violating a protective order.
Funk was a 14-year veteran with the Maryland State Police before leaving the agency in 2008.