HUNTSVILLE — Two suspects from Trinity County wanted for mail theft were arrested by members of the Walker County Sheriff’s Department on May 15.
According to reports from law enforcement, 24-year-old Chastity Stanley and 25-year-old Haley Johnson were both placed in custody and transported to the Walker County Jail after Walker County Sheriff’s Deputy D. Arce observed the two exiting a green passenger at the 3000 block of State Highway 19.
Arce was aware the two women had active warrants; when he approached the vehicle, he observed a green pipe and an abundance of mail covering the floorboard of the back and passenger side of the vehicle. After confirming their identity, dispatch advised that both subjects had active warrants out of Trinity County.
While searching the vehicle, mail belonging to approximately 57 different addresses was found, reports indicate. Additionally, a small bag was found with 5 different written checks with different names and addresses.
Stanley was charged with theft of mail, a third-degree felony, and endangering a child, a second-degree felony. Bond was set at $50,000.
Johnson was charged with theft of mail, a third-degree felony; criminal mischief; and warrants for hindering apprehension or prosecution, a third-degree felony, endangering a child, a second-degree felony; unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony; possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony; and theft of mail a state jail felony. Bond was set at $90,000.
The Walker County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the United States Postal Services inspector, and detectives have been contacting all mail theft victims.
If you believe you may have been a victim of this case of mail them, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (936) 435-2400.