UPDATE: Police release name of man they say tried to rob Collinston Post Office

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COLLINSTON, La. (KNOE) - UPDATE: 7/15/17 7:00pm -

The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office has released the name of the man they say tried to rob the Collinston Post Office.

Orlando Mansfield is charged with armed robbery, after police say he was holding a gun and wearing a mask when he tried to come inside the post office.

Mansfield has been booked into the parish jail.


In Morehouse Parish, a man is behind bars for allegedly trying to rob the Collinston Post Office.

The sheriff's office says a masked man with a gun tried to get into the building around 1:45 this afternoon. They say that's when the clerk locked the doors and the man ran away. Deputies were able to find and arrest him a short time later.

They say the man is facing multiple charges, but are not releasing his name at this time.