LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas man was sentenced today to eight years and six months in prison after assaulting and robbing a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier who was delivering mail in North Las Vegas.
According to court documents, on February 28, 2018, Ryan Joseph Ritter (31) ambushed and repeatedly swung a 13-inch metal pipe at the mail carrier’s head, causing bodily injuries. During the attack, Ritter also stole the mail carrier’s postal keys.
Ritter pleaded guilty in June 2021 to one count of aggravated robbery of a postal mail carrier. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Ritter to two years of supervised release.
Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada made the announcement.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Fang prosecuted the case.