BEAUMONT, Texas – A Houston man has been sentenced for stealing mail in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.
Dontae Dewey McGee, 23, pleaded guilty on June 21, 2022, to theft of mail and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone. McGee was also ordered to pay $55,372.30 in restitution to victims.
According to information presented in court, in January 2022, the U.S. Postal Service received complaints of stolen mail from various Post Office locations within Beaumont. An investigation began which included a surveillance operation resulting in the identification of McGee and co-defendant Tyrin Terelle Robinson. On Feb. 28, 2022, a vehicle pursuit between law enforcement and the defendants ensued during which mail was being thrown from the vehicle. Spikes were deployed, the vehicle was stopped, and the defendants were arrested. Robinson pleaded guilty on Sep. 7, 2022 and is awaiting sentencing.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Lee.