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Man and Woman Plead Guilty to Assaulting Mail Carrier in Mosby Court

January 4, 2024

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RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man and woman pleaded guilty today and yesterday to assaulting a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) City Carrier while delivering mail.

According to court documents, on the evening of May 22, 2023, Quintin Morris, Jr., 31, and Jumeka Jones, 21, assaulted the USPS carrier on the 1900 block of Accommodation Street in Richmond. The altercation began after Jones’ dog, which was off leash outside, caused the carrier to fear for his safety. Jones and the carrier engaged in a verbal disagreement that escalated when Morris adopted a fighting stance and approached the carrier. During the fight, Morris, and Jones wrestled the carrier to the ground, Morris punched the carrier with a closed fist, and Jones stomped on the carrier several times with her foot. The carrier suffered a sprained neck, shoulder, and cuts to his face.

Morris pleaded guilty today is scheduled to be sentenced on April 16. He faces a maximum penalty of 8 years in prison. Jones pleaded guilty yesterday and is also scheduled to be sentenced on April 16. She also faces a maximum penalty of 8 years in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Damon E. Wood, Inspector in Charge of the Washington Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Roderick C. Young accepted the plea.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Day is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:23-cr-142.

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