Byron man charged in mailbox thefts, kidnapping

Casey Goodwin
Casey Goodwin

A Byron man is accused of stealing mail and kidnapping a woman.

Casey Goodwin, 32, was arrested Thursday, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release. The release said Goodwin is charged with four counts of theft by taking related to mail thefts, financial transaction-card theft, kidnapping and battery-family violence.

He was arrested about 8 p.m. Thursday after deputies responded to a call in the Hartley Bridge Road area that someone in a vehicle was seen removing mail from mailboxes.

Deputies found a vehicle matching the description, with Goodwin and a female inside, the release stated. After interviews with them, deputies determined the woman had been assaulted and was forced to drive Goodwin while he committed the thefts, the release said.

Goodwin is thought to have committed similar thefts in other counties, the release said. A search of his home revealed 1,000 pieces of mail and other documents, the release stated.

The U.S. Postal Service, the Peach County Sheriff’s Office and the Warner Robins Police Department assisted in the investigation.

He is being held in the Bibb County jail on $16,800 bond. Houston and Crawford counties have placed a hold on him.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.