Local News

Undelivered mail found at home of Wilson carrier

Posted September 5, 2008 3:48 p.m. EDT

— A mail carrier on a rural Wilson County route was found to have hoarded mail rather than delivered it.

According to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, more than 300 pieces of undelivered mail were found at the home of James E. Varnell. 37, of 6418 Litchfield Road. Some charred pieces of mail were also found, leading authorities to believe Varnell may had burned some mail.

Varnell was charged with larceny by an employee after a joint investigation by the sheriff's office and the U.S. Postal Service.

Varnell was being held at the Wilson County jail.

The postal service is working to deliver all the confiscated mail.