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Newton County neighborhood without mail service after alleged altercation between resident and USPS delivery driver

January 20, 2023


NEWTON COUNTY, Texas — Residents of the Indian Lake Community in Newton County are without mail service after a neighbor allegedly had an altercation with a USPS mail delivery driver.

Michelle Rodriguez tells 12News 20 residents had their service cut off.

Rodriguez has been living in the rural Indian Lake Community since she was seven years old.

In all her years there, she’s never had issues receiving her mail, until now.

“Around New Year’s, they were outside. There were some kids playing. The mail lady was coming through he said she was speeding,” Rodriguez said. “So he had stopped. He told her to slow down. He said that she threw his mail on the ground, said that she had another package and took off.”

Rodriguez says her neighbor confronted the USPS driver.

When the worker tried to drive off, Rodriguez says her neighbor blocked the road and called the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

Since that day, every time Rodriguez goes and checks her mailbox, it’s empty.

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