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City Man to Serve 96 Months in Federal Prison for Assaulting Postal Carrier

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OklahomaCURTIS WESLEY THOMAS, SR., 37, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange to serve the statutory maximum of 96 months in federal prison for assaulting a postal carrier, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.


According to court records, on October 21, 2015, Thomas assaulted and robbed a postal carrier who was working delivering the mail in Southwest Oklahoma City. Specifically, the carrier was stuck in the head, punched in the face several times, placed in a choke hold, and slammed to the pavement at which time he became unconscious. The carrier’s satchel containing mail, a package scanner, and cell phone were taken. Following a thorough investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service identified Thomas as the perpetrator.


Thomas was charged by criminal complaint on December 11, 2015, and later indicted by a grand jury on September 20, 2016. He pled guilty on November 2, 2016, to assaulting the postal carrier.


At his sentencing, Judge Miles-LaGrange ordered that Thomas serve the statutory maximum of 96 months in federal prison and that his federal sentence begin only after he first serves his 20-year sentence (the first 10 years suspended) on July 5, 2016, in Oklahoma County District Court for robbery with a firearm. After serving his state and then federal sentence, Thomas must also serve three years of supervised release.


This case is a result of an investigation conducted by the United States Postal Inspection Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles W. Brown.

Updated March 7, 2017