Burglars break in, take mail from McNairy County post office

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FINGER, Tenn. — A father and son are arrested after being accused of stealing mail from a post office in Finger. A resident dropping off his mail knew something was not right when he saw a hole in the wall leading to the post office boxes. Tools sat outside which were allegedly used to break in. “I guess whoever it was just thought there was something here that was some type of value and some type of quantity,” Finger Alderman Rodney Weaver said. Investigators worked Wednesday to track down a suspect and missing mail, but they did not have to look far to find who they believe committed the crime. “It’s just kind of old fashioned police work. We worked the scene there and processed it,” McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck said. McNairy County investigators called in Hardeman County’s K9 to track down the suspects. After finding evidence, the K9 went across the street, through a yard, and led deputies to a home about 200 yards away. “People shouldn’t destroy other people’s property because if you work hard for yours, you don’t want anybody to destroy it,” Patricia Crowe said, a resident who lives near the post office. Deputies arrested Rickey Scudder at his home, and found his son, Michael Scudder, in Chester County. Both of the men are in the McNairy County Jail. “It seems like he just went in to randomly look for items of value, and honestly, probably didn’t make it away with a whole lot of value as far as monetary, but obviously it’s a lot of value to the person waiting to receive those packages,” Sheriff Buck explained. Sheriff Buck said Michael Scudder has been charged in similar crimes in the past. The United States Post Office also had a team of investigators on this case. Both of the men were charged with burglary, theft, and vandalism. The sheriff said he expects federal charges in the coming week.

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