Syracuse Man Charged with Assaulting a U.S. Postal Employee

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Daniel J. Trammell, age 58, of Syracuse, was arrested and charged yesterday in federal court with assaulting a United States Postal Service employee, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Joseph Cronin, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

The criminal complaint charging Trammell alleges that on April 21, 2020, he entered the Franklin Square Station Post Office in Syracuse, N.Y., shouted at Postal Service employees, and threatened to shoot his former letter carrier. Shortly thereafter, Trammell left the building. Approximately twenty minutes later, Trammell accosted his former letter carrier during his delivery of mail, and attempted to choke him. Trammell is detained in custody pending a hearing.

If convicted of the charges set forth in the complaint, Trammell faces up to 8 years in prison, a maximum fine of up $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.

The charge in the complaint is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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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