Report: Suspect Who Stole US Mail Threatened To Kill Deputies

A man allegedly caught by Johnston County deputies stealing US mail from rural mailboxes is facing numerous charges including threatening to kill the arresting officers.

Around 7:30pm Thursday, June 18th, deputies were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person walking on Highway 42 East near the Wilson County line.  Officers located Edwin Harrion Miller of Chester, SC.  Authorities said they located mail in his possession that had been removed from 8 mailboxes – five from Johnston County victims and three in Wilson County.

Deputies said Miller was constantly cursing at officers and reportedly claimed he was an employee for the US Census and had the authority to go into mailboxes.  He also allegedly threatening to kill the officers.

While inside a patrol car being transported to jail, Miller reportedly began spitting inside the cruiser and also damaged the officer’s laptop computer.

Miller was charged with five counts of misdemeanor larceny, and one count each of communicating threats and injury to property.  Bail was set at $51,000.

A mugshot of the suspect was not available at press time.