Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron today sentenced Defario Antoine Evans (29, Orlando) to two years in federal prison for robbery of a postal carrier. Evans had pleaded guilty on April 15, 2022.
According to court documents, on June 23, 2018, Evans approached a United States postal carrier as the carrier was delivering the mail in Orlando. Evans demanded that the postal carrier give him the postal key. After a brief verbal exchange, Evans placed his left arm behind his back, which the postal carrier interpreted as implying that Evans had a weapon. The postal carrier then cooperated with Evans by raising his arms in the air and stepping backward. Evans continued to step toward the postal carrier, then grabbed the keys from the postal carrier’s belt loop after the postal carrier had removed the keys from his pocket.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily C. L. Chang.