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Press Release

Memphis Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery of Postal Carriers

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

Memphis, TN – Sidney Poitier Pilcher, Jr., a/k/a Slimey Sidd, 21, has been sentenced to over nine 
years in federal prison for aiding and abetting in the robbery of postal carriers while brandishing 
a firearm.  Kevin G. Ritz, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced 
the sentence today.

According to United States Attorney Ritz and information presented in court, the United States 
Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) began investigating complaints of stolen or missing mail from 
collection boxes in the Memphis area. During the investigation, officers seized stolen mail, black 
ripped jeans, and a lime-green reflective vest from locations frequented by Pilcher.  The clothing 
matched the description of the masked suspect during the postal robbery committed on September 26, 
2022.  Pilcher pled guilty on February 16, 2023.

United States Senior District Judge Jon P. McCalla, sentenced Pilcher to 114 months in federal 
prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal 

This case was investigated by the USPIS and the Memphis Police Department.

United States Attorney Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant United States Attorney Reid Manning, who 
prosecuted this case, as well as law enforcement partners who investigated
the case.


For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Cherri Green at (901) 544-4231 or Follow @WDTNNews on Twitter for office news and updates.

Updated May 24, 2023