Oklahoma man sentenced to 24 months in prison for assaulting U.S. postal worker

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that 33-year-old Jeremy Poafpybitty, also known as “Chooch,” of Bunch, Oklahoma was sentenced to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for assaulting a United States Postal Service employee with a deadly weapon.

The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Tahlequah Police Department.

The indictment alleges that on or about July 24, 2018 Poafpybitty intentionally and forcibly, with the use of a knife, assaulted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with, and inflicted bodily injury to a United States Postal Service employee while on official duty.

“United States Postal Service employees overcome many challenges to delivering mail, but violence is one they should never have to face. The defendant is being justly punished for his violent acts against the victim, a postal employee,” said United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester.

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