Fort Pierce Man Detained for Robbery of U.S. Postal Letter Carrier
MIAMI - On Dec. 6, Jamal Travon Brown Weathers, 23 of Fort Pierce, Florida, was ordered detained in custody pending trial by U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Mills Maynard, after he was charged by federal criminal complaint for participating in a conspiracy to commit a postal/U.S. Property robbery, armed postal/U.S. Property robbery, illegal theft/possession of a U.S. Postal Service Arrow Key, and use or carrying a firearm during and in relation to, or possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
According to the criminal complaint, between November 19, 2022, and October 21, 2023, Brown and two other individuals (Bernard Jerome Davis, III, and Jalen Dennis Elliott) committed armed robberies of U.S. Postal Letter Carriers, in St. Lucie, Brevard, Orange, and Miami-Dade Counties.
U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, Inspector in Charge Juan A. Vargas of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Miami Division, Fort Pierce Police Department Chief Diane Hobley-Burney, Miami Beach Police Department Chief Richard Clements, Orange County Sheriff John W. Mina, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, and St. Lucie County Sheriff Keith Pearson made the announcement.
USPIS investigated the case with assistance from the Fort Pierce Police Department, Miami Beach Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Lineberger is prosecuting it.
A criminal complaint contains allegations. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
In May of 2023, the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced the Project Safe Delivery campaign to crack down on postal crimes and attacks on postal employees. Part of this effort includes increased reward amounts for these crimes. Currently there is an up to $150,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in these crimes. If you have information, please report it via www.uspis.gov/report or by calling 877-876-2455.
You may find related court documents and information on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov under case number 23-mj-00124.
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