Minors charged with string of mailbox vandalism in Itawamba County

By The Itawamba County Times

FULTON – Three Itawamba County juveniles are charged in connection with the destruction of 40 mailboxes along Highway 363, from Peppertown to River Road in Mantachie.
The alleged string of vandalism took place on Saturday night; deputies arrested the suspects on Sunday.
According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, the teens purchased several cases of water bottles and threw these at the mailboxes, destroying them.
Although destruction of mailboxes is a federal offense, the suspects are being charged with misdemeanors. Dickinson said they will be processed through Itawamba County’s youth court system and likely will have to pay restitution for the damaged mailboxes.