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Westwego Resident Sentenced to Probation for Theft of Stolen Mail

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA –United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TYREN TYRONE SHENALL (“SHENALL”), age 19, was sentenced on January 5, 2024 by U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon to serve five years’ probation, 100 hours of community service and pay a mandatory $100 special assessment fee for theft or receipt of stolen mail matter, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1708.

According to court documents, on November 15, 2022, SHENALL, along with his co-conspirators Eric Williams and Kelan Gennings, stole U.S. Mail from post office mailboxes located at the Covington Post Office by using a postal arrow key to obtain access. SHENALL and his co-conspirators then used the checks and other financial documents stolen from the mailbox to commit check fraud.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attoeny's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated January 8, 2024