CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal indictment was unsealed in court late yesterday, following the arrest of Dujuan Marquise McNeil, 38, of Charlotte, for assaulting two U.S. Postal Service employees on the same day and related firearms offenses, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
Tommy D. Coke, Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), which oversees Charlotte, joins U.S. Attorney King in making today’s announcement.
According to allegations in the indictment, on or about June 1, 2023, McNeil, used a deadly weapon to assault a U.S. Postal Service employee, identified in the indictment as K.S., while she was at work. The indictment also alleges that on the same day McNeill used a deadly weapon to assault a second U.S. Postal Service employee, identified as A.H., while she was working. As alleged in the indictment, during both incidents, McNeil possessed and brandished a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, that being the assaults. The indictment further alleges that, on June 14, 2023, McNeil possessed a number of firearms, including an assault rifle, knowing that he had previously been convicted of a felony and was not permitted to possess a firearm.
In addition to the criminal charges, the indictment lists four firearms, a ghost gun, magazines, and ammunition seized from the defendant’s residence, which are subject to forfeiture for violation of federal law.
The charges in the indictment are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt in a court of law.
McNeil is currently in federal custody. The maximum penalty for each count of assault of a federal employee by means of a dangerous weapon is 20 years in prison. The minimum penalty for each count of possession and brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence is seven years and the maximum is life in prison. The charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon carries a statutory maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
In making today’s announcement U.S. Attorney King commended USPIS for their investigation of the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Kent of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte is prosecuting the case.