New Orleans Woman Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Postal Worker

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ANITRA SMITH, age 37, a resident of New Orleans, pleaded guilty today to a one-count bill of information with assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a).

According to the bill of information, SMITH assaulted an employee of the U.S. Postal Service while that person was on duty. SMITH faces a maximum term of imprisonment of one year, a maximum fine of $100,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $25 special assessment.

The New Orleans Times Picayune provides additional details from court documents:

According to the documents, the Nov. 9, 2016 assault occurred after the letter carrier delivered mail to Smith’s address and the two had words.

“Later, Smith drove to the block where the letter carrier was delivering mail to a different address,” court records state. “Smith exited her vehicle and approached the letter carrier with an aluminum baseball bat.”

When Smith threatened the carrier with the bat, a neighbor intervened, and Smith got back into her car and drove home.