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Syracuse Man Sentenced to 366 Days for Assaulting a U.S. Postal Employee

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Javon Mayo Struck a Letter Carrier

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Javon Mayo, 30, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced yesterday to a 366-day term of imprisonment for assaulting a United States Postal Service letter carrier, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Ketty Larco-Ward, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

As part of his previous plea, Mayo admitted that on December 24, 2020, he struck a letter carrier in the right eye while the carrier was delivering mail at an apartment complex in Syracuse, NY.  Mayo broke part of the bone around the carrier’s eye.

United States District Judge David N. Hurd further imposed a 3-year term of supervised release, which will start after Mayo is released from prison.

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

Updated April 8, 2022

Violent Crime