Man accused of attempting to sexually assault mail carrier committed for 20 years

MILWAUKEE — A 29-year-old Milwaukee man accused of attempting to sexually assault a mail carrier near 32nd and Wells in January of 2018 was found guilty but not guilty due to mental disease/defect.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, during a court trial, Lyndon Jackson was ordered committed to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for 20 years. This, after the court determined release “would pose significant risk of bodily harm to the defendant or others, or serious property damage.” He was remanded into custody after the hearing. It was ordered that he register with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.

According to the criminal complaint, the 53-year-old female mail carrier was near the area of 32nd and Wells delivering mail around 10:30 a.m. Jan. 24, 2018. She had a postal bin in her hands as she was delivering mail when she heard a man yelling nearby. The man, Lyndon Jackson, was walking along the sidewalk, carrying a large black bag. The mail carrier said Jackson was “foaming at the mouth” and “acting crazy.”

Jackson dropped his bag and then came towards the mail carrier saying, “I’m fixin’ to get some (expletive) today.” The  criminal complaint said Jackson was looking right at her when he said it and he kept approaching her until he was just an arm’s length away. To defend herself, she swung the postal bin at Jackson, hitting him twice — but that did not stop him. The victim started swinging her arms and attempting to fight him off while screaming for help.

A witness nearby said “something didn’t seem right” so she ran up to them and told the mail carrier to run and call 911. The witness, a female security guard who was carrying her gun in a holster, asked Jackson what he was doing. He responded by saying, “I’m gonna rape her.” She then fired three shots into the ground. Shortly thereafter, police responded to the scene.


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