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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 26, 2018

New Orleans Woman Sentenced for Assaulting Postal Worker

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ANITRA SMITH, age 38, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor assault of a federal employee, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a).

U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced SMITH to a term of probation of two years, the first six months of which are to be served in home detention, and a $25 mandatory special assessment.

According to court documents, SMITH exchanged words with a letter carrier after the letter carrier delivered mail to SMITH’S address. Later, SMITH drove to the block where the letter carrier was delivering mail to a different address. SMITH exited her vehicle and approached the letter carrier with an aluminum baseball bat. SMITH and the letter carrier were standing a distance away from each other. SMITH threatened the letter carrier with the baseball bat. A neighbor intervened and SMITH went back to her car and drove home.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney J. Ryan McLaren was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 26, 2018