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Sacramento Man Convicted of Assaulting U.S. Postal Worker

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Monday, a federal jury found Morrey Selck, 55, guilty of assaulting a federal employee, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents and trial testimony, on March 17, 2017, Selck assaulted a letter carrier who was delivering mail on his assigned route. Selck sprayed him in the face with dog repellent, followed him into the street, knocking the mail and a phone from his hands. Selck then kicked those items down the street. A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured the entire incident.

San Francisco Division Inspector in Charge Rafael Nunez of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service stated, “Postal Inspectors worked closely with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to arrest and prosecute the individual responsible for assaulting the U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier in Sacramento. Safety of Postal Service employees is our top priority.”

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cameron L. Desmond and Quinn Hochhalter are prosecuting the case.

Selck is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on Dec. 2. Selck faces a maximum statutory penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

Updated July 30, 2019

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 2:17-cr-066 CKD