Bassett Man Pleads Guilty to Vandalizing Post Office

Henry Co., VA - A Bassett man faces up to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to breaking into a post office.

Matthew Fitzgerald, 18, pleaded Monday morning in federal court to causing $20,000 in damage to the Fieldale Post Office.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Fitzgerald admitted that he broke into the post office on April 18 and broke windows, damaged computers, and threw more than one thousand keys on the floor.

In addition to the prison time, Fitzgerald could face a $250,000 fine.