Syracuse Man Indicted for Assaulting a U.S. Postal Employee

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SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Javon Mayo, age 29, of Syracuse, was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with assaulting a United States Postal Service employee, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Joshua McCallister, Acting Postal Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

The indictment charges that on December 24, 2020, Mayo struck a letter carrier in the face while the carrier was performing his official duties, and injured the carrier as a result.  Mayo is detained pending a detention hearing scheduled before United States Magistrate Judge Thérèse Wiley Dancks on June 22.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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If convicted of the charges set forth in the indictment, Mayo faces up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of up to $250,000, and up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Syracuse Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Sutcliffe.


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