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Man accuses mom of destroying mail

The man issued a written statement to Oxford Police accusing his mom of opening and destroying mail addressed to him. He showed officers a torn envelope postmarked for March 23, claiming she opened it and then destroyed it, calling that a federal crime.

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The letter, addressed from a woman at the Butler County Jail, had been torn down the middle and the end of the envelope had been opened. He did not allow the officer to keep the letter but allowed it to be photographed.

The letter was addressed to the man at his mother’s address.

He claims his mother tore up the letter in front of officers prior to his arrest. The report indicated he threw down a bunch of papers at that time, then she picked them up, tore something and threw it toward a black bag of his clothing. The officer was not sure it was the mail he had presented for the report.

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