A Sampson man who robbed the Turkey Post Office in June 2018 has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison.
David Christopher Stuart, 33, of Clinton, was sentenced to 130 months imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan in New Bern this week, according to a statement from Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Stuart was named in an indictment filed on Nov. 7, 2018, charging him with assault on a person in custody of mail matter, money or other property of the United States while using a dangerous weapon. On June 4, 2019, Stuart pled guilty to that charge.
According to the investigation, on June 6, 2018, a United States Postal Service employee was working alone in the Turkey Post Office, located on Union Road just off N.C. 24, when a male wearing a mask, later identified as Stuart, jumped over the counter and demanded money. The robbery occurred just after 2 p.m. that day.