Bon Air Post Office under investigation

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – While federal agencies hammer out the details in the case against Bon Air Postal Worker Timothy Myrick, we've learned the Bon Air Post Office is now under investigation. The development is a little bittersweet for some residents.

He's glad federal investigators have pin-pointed the person, but is worried it could happen again.

"And I have had lots of problems with getting mail with that particular post office branch," said Ritchie Johnson.

Last week Johnson alerted NBC12 to mail floating in a creek off of Old Bon Air Road. He believes this mail was supposed to be delivered Wednesday, April 7.

"The placards that I saw said scheduled for Wednesday delivery," he said.

The office of the inspector general says residents may be right about the date the mail was abandoned.  The OIG has pressed charges against 20-year-old part-time mail carrier Timothy Myrick, but the investigation isn't over. Employees at the Bon Air Post Office are still being interviewed. Agents want to make sure no one else knew about the dumped mail.

Residents tell us, for weeks they reported missing mail to Bon Air, but last week, when we began investigating, the post office reported no complaints.

"So hopefully the Bon Air branch will get on top of things and make sure that everything is delivered on time, that will be very helpful for everybody," Johnson said.

Today we tried to get more details in the case against Timothy Myrick. Federal agents tell us he will be in federal court May 25. But the U.S. attorney's office says it has no information on Myrick, his charges, or a court hearing.

The office of the inspector general will be releasing information on the Bon Air post office investigation.  Right now it's unclear if any other employees will be in trouble.

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