Marquice Dale, Jermiah Gamez, Kevonne Hyde : “Two Men Facing Federal Charges for Breaking into Katy Cluster Mailbox”

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Two Men Facing Federal Charges for Mail Theft in Katy

Following an extensive investigation, federal charges have been filed against two individuals involved in a cluster mailbox break-in that occurred in Katy back in August. Marquice Dale, aged 19, and Jermiah Gamez, aged 18, were arrested earlier this summer on charges of unlawful carrying of a firearm in a motor vehicle and evading arrest. However, the Postal Inspection Service did not initially pursue federal mail charges against them. Now, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office has issued warrants and filed felony charges against both individuals.

The United States Postal Service, in collaboration with federal investigators, is seeking stricter penalties in this case. “I do think mail theft is a serious problem. It’s something we take very seriously in the DA’s office,” stated Mike Levine, Harris County Prosecutor.

The alleged thieves were caught stealing from business mailboxes located at Provincial Professional Park on Kingsland Boulevard in Katy. Surveillance footage revealed their repeated nocturnal exploits, targeting items such as debit cards, credit cards, and checks.

After further investigation, three new cases related to the thefts were presented and indicted on Monday. Dale and Gamez now face third-degree felony charges of mail theft, carrying a potential sentence of two to ten years at the Texas Department of Corrections.

In a significant development, authorities have also identified a third suspect linked to the case, Kevonne Hyde, aged 23. Hyde is currently in custody, as per jail records. “There was a third person identified who seems to have cashed a $21,000 stolen check,” Levine disclosed.

Levine emphasized that these recent breakthroughs should serve as a stern warning to potential mail thieves. “It doesn’t always happen immediately, but these cases are being worked aggressively, in conjunction with state, local, and federal law enforcement. If you’re stealing mail, we will catch up with you, and the penalty will be severe,” he asserted.

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