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U.S. Postal Service Employee Indicted for Assaulting Supervisor

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

Memphis, TN – A United States Postal Service employee has been indicted for assaulting a colleague while at work. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the indictment today.

According to the indictment, on January 23, 2016, Richard Martin, 59, of Memphis, knowingly and forcibly assaulted a U.S. Postal Service employee. The assault reportedly occurred while the defendant and the victim were at work.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, Martin was indicted on one count of assault on a federal officer or employee. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Hall is prosecuting this case on the government’s behalf.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 26, 2016