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Postal worker charged with 27 counts of burglary

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 2nd, 2009


Marilyn Shelledy, a rural carrier associate for the Wheatland Post Office, was recently arrested and is facing 27 counts of burglary and one count of possession of a controlled substance. She was released on Wednesday, Nov. 25 on a $50,000 bond. (Courtesy photo)


A Wheatland postal worker is facing 27 counts of burglary and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

Marilyn Shelledy, rural carrier associate, was arrested by the Wheatland Police Department on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

According to court documents, the 27 counts of burglary stem from November 2006 through November 2009. The counts of burglary allege that Shelledy entered, without authority, several residences with the intent to steal medication.

The one count of possession of a controlled substance alleges that Shelledy did knowingly or intentionally possess 800 MG pills of Ibuprofen, not obtained by a valid prescription, order of a practitioner or other authorized means.

WPD Police Chief Randy Chesser said reports had been filed since 2006 regarding these incidents but the WPD had no suspect at that time.

\\\"In 2009, we got information that led to this specific suspect and then we looked back into the old cases and they were very similar in nature,\\\" Chesser said.

Chesser said the investigation is ongoing and that more charges could possibly be filed against Shelledy.

Each count of burglary is considered a felony with the maximum penalty being 10 years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine. The count of possession of a controlled substance is also considered a felony, with a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment and/or a $15,000 fine.

Shelledy was released on Wednesday, Nov. 25, on a $50,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing has been set for 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 7, 2009 at the Platte Circuit Court.

Ed Bennett, supervisor of the Wheatland Post Office, stated because it\\\'s an ongoing case, he could not comment on the matter.

Al DeSarro, spokesperson for the Western Area Regional Office of the U.S. Postal Service, said Shelledy has been placed on leave since her arrest. Shelledy is awaiting an investigative hearing to determine her future job status while awaiting the legal charges.

Shelledy has been employed by the Wheatland Post Office for 23 years.












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