Kilgore woman arrested after officers find drugs, stolen mail in car
POSTED: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 4:05pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 9:18am
Kilgore, Texas (KETK) — An East Texas woman is behind bars accused of stealing resident's mail.
Rashunda Renee Butler, 31, of Kilgore, was booked into the Kilgore Municipal Jail, Saturday, and charged with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information, Tampering with or Fabricating Physical Evidence, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Marijuana.
Officer Jarret Bradberry responded to the area of Inwood Street and Edgewood Street on February 1, due to a reported mail theft. Officer Bradberry quickly located the suspect vehicle from a reported description.
A stop was made and the driver was identified as Butler. After initial investigation, Officer Bradberry found Butler to be in possession of marijuana, drugs and stolen mail.
This is a common practice for criminals to steal mail from residential mail boxes. Please place all outgoing mail in the USPS large blue mail receptacles or take directly to the post office. It is not a safe to place the mail in an unsecure mail box in front of your home. With the red flag in the up position, this advertises box has outgoing mail to everyone and many criminal are well aware of this.