Opelousas Man Pleads Guilty To Part In Aggravated Robbery At Lawtell Post Office
LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) -- A 33-year-old Opelousas man has pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in the robbery of a Lawtell post office where a driver was attacked.
According to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley, two individuals on Aug. 13, 2011, robbed a post office driver while he was loading his truck at at the post office. One of those individuals grabbed the driver from behind, forced him to his knees, and demanded money.
The driver said he had no money, Finley said, and the pair too a registry bag. When the two left, the driver was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for injuries, Finley said.
A white van, which investigators said was used to dropp off the two assailants, belonged to the mother of Willie Jamal Reynolds, who admitted using it to take the two individuals to and from the post office, Finley said.
Reynolds faces up to 25 years in prison, five years supervised release, and a $250,000 fine for aggravated robbery of mail matter, Finley said.