Alleged postal thief charged with burglary

John Paul Hennegan (Source: Lauderdale County Sheriff's Dept.)

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - A Meridian man arrested for postal tampering could be a suspect in other cases, according to the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says John Paul Hennegan, 36, was arrested, thanks to tips from residents in the southeastern part of the county.

When Hennegan was taken into custody, authorities say they found evidence possibly connected to other cases.

Hennegan has been charged with one count of burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Calhoun says the sheriff's department is working with the postal service to see if Hennegan could face additional federal charges.