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Postal Worker Attacked While Delivering Mail

August 8, 2022
2020 05 14T180203Z 1 LYNXMPEG4D1WQ RTROPTP 3 USA POSTOFFICEFILE PHOTO: A United States Postal Service (USPS) truck is seen in the rain in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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CONNOQUENESSING TWP, Pa. (EYT) – A local man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a postal worker while he was delivering the mail.

Butler-based State Police said the incident happened on August 3 around 10:57 a.m. in Connoquenessing Township, Butler County.

According to police, Todd Laverenge Hovis, 56, of Chicora, attacked a USPS employee who was delivering mail along State Route 68 near Whitestown Road.

The victim is listed as a 35-year-old Butler man.

Hovis was subsequently arrested and charged with the following offenses:

  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
  • Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary

He was arraigned by District Judge Amy M. Marcinkiewicz on August 3 at 2:15 p.m.

Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.

A preliminary hearing is set for August 23 at 1:00 p.m. with Judge Marcinkiewicz presiding.

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