Jefferson County man sentenced for destroying mailbox
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Derek Wayne Blanken, Jr., of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was sentenced today to two months incarceration for destroying a mailbox, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Blanken, age 21, pled guilty to one count of “Destruction of Letter Boxes or Mail” in January 2019. Blanken admitted to destroying a mailbox on Upper Clubhouse Drive in Harpers Ferry in October 2018.
Blanken was also ordered to pay $5,931 in restitution.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Finucane prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Postal Service investigated.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.