U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ANITRA SMITH, age 38, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor assault of a federal employee, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 111(a).
U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced SMITH to a term of probation of two years, the first six months of which are to be served in home detention, and a $25 mandatory special assessment.
According to court documents, SMITH exchanged words with a letter carrier after the letter carrier delivered mail to SMITH’S address. Later, SMITH drove to the block where the letter carrier was delivering mail to a different address. SMITH exited her vehicle and approached the letter carrier with an aluminum baseball bat. SMITH and the letter carrier were standing a distance away from each other. SMITH threatened the letter carrier with the baseball bat. A neighbor intervened and SMITH went back to her car and drove home.