CADDO PARISH, La. - Jefferey Stillwell, 36, is behind bars after stealing mail from the United States Postal Service, said Sheriff Steve Prator.
At around 2 a.m. on September 27, Caddo Dep. Peter Tidovsky saw a grey Ford Fusion pull out of the US Post Office in Blanchard. The vehicle did not have tail lights. Dep. Tidovsky initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle led him on a chase. The vehicle eventually stopped at a gas station on North Market and Hwy 538. That’s where the driver, Jeffery Stillwell Jr. was taken into custody.
Upon Stillwell’s arrest, Dep. Tidovsky saw a United States Postal Service flat mail tray, several items of mail and prying tools out in plain view. Deputies later discovered the blue mail drop box outside the Blanchard Post Office was broken into.
The same morning the Post Office located in Rodessa, LA also reported their blue mail drop box was broken into.
The next day, Det. Jeremy Edward obtained a search warrant for Jeffery’s vehicle. Det. Edward recovered mail and prying tools along with two fraudulent driver’s licenses and several stolen checks belonging to victims from Texas.
Stillwell has been booked into Caddo Correctional Center. He is charged with Simple Burglary, Illegal Carrying of Weapons (Burglary Tools), Flight from an Officer, two counts of Monetary Instrument Abuse and two counts of Unlawful Possession of Fraudulent Documents for Identification Purposes. More state and federal charges are pending.
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