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Syracuse Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a U.S. Postal Employee

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Daniel J. Trammell Attacked a Letter Carrier

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Daniel J. Trammell, 58, of Syracuse, New York, pled guilty yesterday to assaulting a United States Postal Service employee, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Joseph Cronin, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

As part of his guilty plea, Trammell admitted that on April 21, 2020, in Syracuse, he assaulted a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier who was delivering mail, causing a wound to the victim’s neck.  Trammell faces up to 8 years in prison, a maximum fine of up to $250,000, and up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release when he is sentenced by United States District Judge David N. Hurd on January 13, 2021. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Syracuse Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Sutcliffe.

Updated September 11, 2020

Violent Crime