Georgian pleads not guilty in Mississippi post office theft

June 27, 2018 - 4:34 pm

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Georgia man is pleading not guilty to charges that he and an accomplice burglarized a northeast Mississippi post office.

Willie Dean Riggs Jr. of Fairburn, Georgia, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Oxford.

He and Willie Trimble of Statesboro, Georgia, are each charged on seven counts, including larceny in a post office, theft of blank money orders, theft of mail and destruction of mail.

They are accused of breaking into the Mooreville post office in November and stealing blank money orders, a money order machine and mail.

WCBI-TV reports that Trimble remains at large.

Riggs was brought to court from state prison in Davisboro, Georgia. A lawyer for Riggs did not immediately return an email Wednesday seeking comment. No trial date has been set.

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Information from: WCBI-TV, http://www.wcbi.com

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