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Columbus Man Sentenced For Attacking Postal Worker, Stealing Package Full Of Pot

A 29-year-old assaulted a female postal worker in order to get his hands on a package of marijuana.

A Columbus man was sentenced on Tuesday to 53 months in prison for attacking a postal worker in January 2014.

Gregory Braxton, 29, stole a package that contained six pounds of marijuana.

Braxton had parked his car near the postal vehicle and told a USPS supervisor that the package was his. When she asked for identification, Braxton struck her in the face.

He stole the package, which authorities later learned had six pounds of pot shipped from California.

“Medical records, presentence interviews, and the Postal Service employee’s testimony demonstrate that Braxton’s unprovoked attack caused his victim significant harm,” U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart said.  “The force of the blow to the victim’s face knocked her unconscious.  We consider the defendant’s violent crime to be serious and we are holding him fully accountable for his conduct.”

After his prison sentence, Braxton will have five years of supervised release.