COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Michigan teenager is being held in on a $500,000 bond in the robbery and shooting of a mail carrier last week in the county.
Arthur Lee Whitfield, 17, of Kalamazoo made an initial appearance in Lowndes County Justice Court Monday afternoon.
He is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault in the Thursday shooting at the Providence Place housing complex on Applewood Drive.
Authorities say David Edward Aldridge was at the drop-box area of the complex when he was approached by a man demanding money.
Aldridge was shot once in the left side.
Whitfield was arrested Friday afternoon by Lowndes County deputies and U. S. Postal Inspectors.