PETERSBURG, Va. – The mail carrier accused of dumping months’ worth of mail into a Petersburg dumpster has been identified.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Richmond has identified the former Petersburg Postal Worker as Ryan L. Hooker.
In February, 30 tubs of mail were found tossed into a dumpster at Tanglewood Apartments in Petersburg. Some of the mail was more than a year old.
Hooker knowingly and willfully obstructed the passage of mail by discarding mail entrusted to him in his capacity instead of delivering it to the addressed recipients, according to court documents.