LOGAN — Police have arrested a man suspected of mailing sexually explicit packages to a Logan High School Student.
Logan City Police Chief Gary Jensen said 69-year-old Thomas Mack Thackeray was arrested Tuesday night, hours after police asked for the public’s help identifying a man caught on security camera footage at the Logan Post Office.
“Obviously as we get brought into this kind of investigation, we take it relatively, seriously of course,” said Jensen. “Knowing that this person is a real potential person for furthering the types of crimes that he is perpetrating. Stalking at some point then becomes something bigger and that worries us of course as it relates to our community.”
Police officers received several credible tips after releasing the video footage. They arrested Thackeray at his apartment near 690 S. Riverwalk Parkway. He was booked into the Cache County Jail on one count of stalking, a third-degree felony and a parole violation.
Court records show, Thackeray has been charged multiple times with similar crimes in Weber and Davis Counties. In 2009, he was sentenced to one-to-15-years in prison for stalking and dealing harmful materials to a minor. He served six-years before being released on parole and moving to Logan. He had not registered his address and was not listed on the state’s sex offender database.
Jensen said Thackeray sent at least five packages to the teenage boy. The packages contained adult oriented material and sexually explicit letters. When officers and agents with Adult Probation and Parole arrested him they found evidence of other potential victims and criminal events.
“So the investigation will be ongoing at this point. We hope to be able to see those other issues through and there will be potentially other charges filed at a later date.”
Jensen said the police department appreciated the public’s help identifying Thackeray, ultimately leading to his arrest and incarceration.
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