Ex-Hernando postal worker sentenced for repeatedly stabbing coworker with screwdriver during fight

Tamekia Scott repeatedly stabbed the Hernando postmaster with a screwdriver on July 13, 2021, court documents said.

OXFORD, Miss — A Southaven woman was sentenced Friday to five years and three months in prison after she repeatedly stabbed the Hernando postmaster with a screwdriver last July.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi, Tamekia Scott, 36, a former post office employee, repeatedly stabbed the Hernando postmaster with a screwdriver on July 13, 2021.

It happened at the post office at 12 W. Commerce St. in Hernando.

Hernando police said they learned there had been a fight between Scott and the postmaster. Police said Scott went to her car to leave, but other workers blocked her in until officers arrived to take her into custody.

The postmaster was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.


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Thank you Postal Inspectors and Postal Employees!

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