Huntington Man Sentenced For Role In Mail Heist

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Huntington, W.Va. (AP) -- A Huntington man has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for helping steal $13,000 from a mail delivery truck.

U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers also ordered Matthew D. Pennington to pay reinstitution to the U.S. Postal Service on Monday.

The 29-year-old Pennington pleaded guilty in April to aiding and abetting the theft of mail.

A co-defendant, Edward Junior Jackson, was sentenced in May to three months of home confinement and ordered to pay restitution.

Jackson, a contract postal carrier, admitted cutting the gas line on his U.S. Postal Service truck last October in Wayne County.

Federal prosecutors say Pennington then took the money from four mail bags in the disabled truck.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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