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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 13, 2016

Federal Criminal Complaint Charges Dallas Man in U.S. Postal Carrier Assault

DALLAS — Korey Larkin, 26, of Dallas, Texas, was arrested last week on a federal criminal complaint stemming from the assault of a U.S. Postal Carrier, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

According to the affidavit filed with the complaint, on June 3, 2016 Larkin approached a United States Postal Service Letter Carrier on Al Patterson Drive in Dallas and inquired about a package. The following day Larkin approached the same carrier and again inquired about the package. When the mail carrier explained that the package had been delivered, Larkin argued that the package was not delivered then reached into his pocket and displayed what appeared to be a handgun, poked the carrier in the cheek and punched him in the face.

A complaint is a written statement of the essential facts of the offense charged and must be made under oath before a magistrate judge.  A defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.  The government has 30 days to present the matter to a grand jury for indictment.  The maximum statutory penalty for the offense as charged is 25 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Postal Service - Office of Inspector General is investigating.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Bray is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated June 13, 2016