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Additional defendant charged in case involving armed robbery of mail carrier

August 8, 2023

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A third defendant has been arrested on charges relating to an April 2023 armed robbery of a mail carrier.

Cody N. Beasley, also known as “Drose,” 22, of Columbus, was included in a superseding indictment returned in federal court on Aug. 3. Beasley remains in federal custody.

Mahad S. Jama, 21, of Westerville, and Da’mon D. May, 18, of Columbus, were charged in April 2023, 10 days after they allegedly robbed a mail carrier at gunpoint.

According to court documents, on April 4 at 3:20pm, Jama and May robbed at gunpoint a USPS letter carrier who was sitting in his work vehicle on Sawmill Road in Dublin.

Jama allegedly approached the USPS vehicle, brandished a handgun that May provided him, and demanded the carrier’s U.S. Postal Service key. Beasley is alleged to have aided and abetted them in that robbery.

The defendants allegedly robbed the worker of an “arrow key” that gives access to mail collection boxes. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and partner law enforcement agencies continue to investigate a network of individuals involved in robbing or stealing U.S. Postal Service keys for the purpose of stealing checks from collection boxes.

The three defendants are charged with robbery of mail, a federal crime punishable by up to 25 years in prison, and using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, which carries a penalty of at least seven years in prison.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; and Lesley C. Allison, Inspector in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Pittsburgh Division; announced the charges. Assistant United States Attorneys Noah R. Litton and Elizabeth A. Geraghty are representing the United States in this case.

A superseding indictment merely contains allegations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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