Syracuse man could face up to 20 years in prison for assaulting postal worker

Syracuse, N.Y. — A Syracuse man was charged Thursday with assaulting a United States Postal Service worker and could face up to 20 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

Javon Mayo, 29, was accused of hitting a USPS mail carrier in the face in December of 2020 in Onondaga County, according to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York. The attack happened while the mail carrier was performing his official duties, prosecutors said.

Mayo was charged with one count of assaulting or impeding a federal officer, according to court documents.

If found guilty, Mayo could face up to 20 years in federal prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release, prosecutors said.
Mayo will be held until a detention hearing scheduled before United States Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks on June 22, prosecutors said.

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