LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss (WCBI) – A teen is in custody in connection with Thursday”s shooting and robbery of a Columbus mailman.
Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies arrested the man, identified as 17 year old Arthur Lee Whitfield, also known by his street name of “Slim,” at about 2 this afternoon at apartment at 677 Yorkville Road. Whitfield is from Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The postman, Doug Aldridge, was delivering mail at the centralized mail house at the Providence Place housing subdivision off William Roberts Road when he was approached by a man wearing a bandana over his face and robbed. Aldridge was shot in the chest area. A handgun has been recovered. Authorities are still looking for Aldridge’s wallet.
Aldridge is still being treated at Baptist Golden Triangle.