Man sentenced for burning Postal Van

The destruction of a Postal Van and the mail on board leads to time in prison. Timothy Turner, age 25, of Westminster, South Carolina, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Anderson for maliciously destroying a vehicle carrying United States mail by setting it on fire. Last June, Turner stole a postal van parked on the campus of Clemson University that contained approximately 33 tubs to be delivered to various addresses at the University. After going through the contents of the van, Turner drove it to a rural area in Oconee County and set it on fire. The van and all of the mail items were completely destroyed. Judge G. Ross Anderson, Jr., sentenced Turner to five years in federal prison and a three year period of supervised release after imprisonment.