LEXINGTON, KY. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service jointly announced today that a Danville man who shot at a postal worker in 2009 was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
U.S. Senior District Court Judge Jennifer B. Coffman also ordered 39-year-old Juan Warner to pay $3,849.52 in restitution.
Evidence at trial proved that in October of 2009, Warner fired two shots at the rear door of a postal truck that had just passed his Boyle County residence. The bullets landed 18 inches from the mail carrier.
Immediately after the shots, the mail carrier called authorities. Shortly thereafter, Danville Police surrounded the residence and a brief standoff ensued. Prior to being taken into custody, Warner hid the firearm in the residence and it was later recovered by law enforcement officers.
After deliberating for approximately two and half hours the jury convicted Warner in September 2011 of assaulting a U.S. Postal Service worker with a dangerous weapon and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. The trial lasted two days.
Warner was indicted in November 2009.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Danville Police Department. Robert Duncan Jr. represented the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the case.