LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Significant new details have been released in the case of a Louisville postal carrier shot while delivering the mail. Investigators say they think it happened because he kept drugs he said he was going to deliver on his route.
A U.S. Postal Inspector says tips started coming in the day after Da’Ron Lester was shot on Dearborn Avenue earlier this month. At least two people say Lester delivered packages containing illegal drugs on his route, and that he failed to make a recent delivery. One caller told inspectors Marcus Bennett was supposed to get a package containing drugs the day of the shooting but instead Lester kept it.
Court documents also reveal Lester has prior felony drug convictions and that he was on the phone with Marcus Bennett during his route that day. Eric Bennett has pleaded not guilty in the case. Meanwhile, Da’Ron Lester is expected to make a full recovery and has not been charged.
Investigators said the mail carrier has been convicted of several drug charges in the past, including felony possession of cocaine.