Bakersfield Man Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Assaulting Postal Employee

FRESNO, Calif. — Donald Landry Beverly, 25, of Bakersfield, was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison for assaulting a federal officer, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, on July 19, 2018, Beverly confronted a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service while she was performing her regular mail delivery duties. He complained to the letter carrier that certain mail that he was expecting had not been delivered. After an extended discussion, Beverly slammed his forearm and elbow against her face and shoulder without warning or provocation. The assault resulted in significant bruising to her face and arm.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian Delaney, Brian Enos, and Katherine Schuh prosecuted the case.