Big Arrest in Mail Theft in Newton County

Update on MAIL THEFT ARREST: The suspect arrested in the mail theft case was identified as 37-year-old William Cody Shaver of the Call Community. According to Sheriff Rowles, there were a total of 34 victims in the mail theft case with the amount reaching $53,000 in stolen checks and credit/debit cards. Sheriff Rowles also added that the U.S. Postal Inspector’s office will be conducting an investigation that will most likely lead to federal charges as well.

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Shaver was arraigned and charged with:

Possession of a Controlled Substance- $10,000 bond

Theft of Mail- (Charges on State Level)- $7,500 bond

Probation Violation- $15,000 bond

Motion to Revoke Probation (3rd DWI charge)- Bond DENIED

Bond Total- $32,500 but SHAVER will not be released due to the MOTION TO REVOKE PROBATION charge.

9/28/20: Sheriff Billy Rowles reported to us that they had recently received reports of mail theft in the Bleakwood, Call, Bon Wier, and the Trout Creek area. He told us that they received a big tip with enough information for a search warrant that led to an arrest. Sheriff Rowles told us that they have recovered over $50,000 in checks, credit cards and debit cards. The suspect is in jail and has a great deal of charges both federal and state. More information is coming out so stay tuned to newtoncountynews.net as the story unfolds.

Sheriff Rowles wants to thank Chief Deputy Cynthia Hall, City of Newton Police Chief Will Jackson, and Deputy Sonny White for a tremendous job solving this crime.

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