DELAWARE COUNTY (WTXF) - Three Delaware County men have been arrested in connection with the assault of a U.S. postal carrier.
According to a press release, the postal carrier sustained injuries to his head, back, and arms as he was punched more than 10 times during the assault that took place on January 30 in Morton.
"This was a brutal attack on a public servant performing his official duties," Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer said. "Our office is fully committed to ensuring the individuals who carried out this attack are held responsible for their actions."
The assault occurred on Harding Avenue.
A criminal complaint says that the driver of a Nissan pulled up and stopped directly in front of the postal carrier’s vehicle.
As the postal carrier exited the vehicle to deliver mail to homes in the area, the driver of the Nissan started a confrontation.
According to the press release, the driver asked the postal carrier why he was blocked the road and yelled “this is my hood.”
Later, as the postal carrier attempted to walk by, one the individuals from the Nissan slapped a piece of mail from the carrier’s hand.
When the postal carrier bent over to pick it up, he says he was punched in the back of the head. Two other individuals from the Nissan joined in on the assault as the postal carrier was punched and kicked on the ground.
The attackers have been identified as 29-year-old Mark Timothy, 23-year-old Derek Alonzo Dawson, and 20-year-old Joseph Douglas Marion.
Each of the defendants has been charged with one count each of attempted aggravated assault, attempted aggravated assault/criminal conspiracy, simple assault, simple assault/criminal conspiracy, harassment, and disorderly conduct.
They each were remanded to the Delaware County Prison in lieu of $500,000 bail.