INDIANAPOLIS – Carl Davis, 24, of Indianapolis, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for making false statements to the United States Postal Inspection Service. The indictment was unsealed on February 13, 2022, following Davis’s arrest and initial appearance.
According to court documents, on April 8, 2022, Carl Davis falsely claimed to members of the United States Postal Inspection Service that he had witnessed the April 1, 2022, armed robbery of a postal worker. Davis provided the name of an individual who he claimed was the robber and stated that the alleged robber later confessed to Davis that he had committed the robbery. At the time Davis made these statements to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, he knew they were false because he did not witness the robbery and the person Davis claimed was responsible never confessed to Davis.
If convicted of making false statements, Davis faces up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine the actual sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Zachary A. Myers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, and Rodney Hopkins, Inspector-in-Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service Detroit Division, made the announcement.
This case was a result of an investigation led by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Eakman, who is prosecuting this case.
An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.