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Kidnapper of Memphis Mail Carrier Sentenced

August 25, 2010

Memphis, TN - On Monday, August 23, 2010, United States District Court Judge Bernice B. Donald sentenced Michael Julian Smith, also known as Michael Walls, age 24, of Memphis, Tennessee, to 25 years incarceration in federal prison with no parole, announced Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

Smith kidnapped and assaulted a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in November, 2005 while the carrier was on duty. Smith was convicted in December, 2009 after a jury trial.

The United States Postal Inspectors in Memphis, Tennessee conducted the investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Arvin.

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