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Suspect In Postal Carrier Assault Sentenced

(Portland, OR) -- A man who was accused of punching a U.S. Postal Service employee has been sentenced to prison. Federal prosecutors say 53-year-old Dellmon Smith has past convictions for theft and making threats of violence during his thefts. Court documents show that in November, 2021 Smith walked through a back door at the Post Office on Foster Road and stole two trays of mail. Postal Service employees chased Smith who dropped the trays, reached into his waistband, said he had a gun and he was going to shoot them. Smith then punched one of the employees in the face. They took pictures of the suspect before he ran away. They got the mail back. Smith was later identified and arrested. He pleaded guilty to mail theft and assaulting a federal officer. He was sentenced to more than two-years in prison.

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