On Sept. 28, South Carolina investigators arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly shooting a mail carrier to death on Sept. 23. The death occurred in Andrews in Williamsburg County.
The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office reports that the defendant is suspected of killing a 64-year-old female U.S. Postal Service worker as she sat in her vehicle on Morrisville Road, which was part of her mail route. The woman was reportedly shot multiple times with a semi-automatic AR-15-type rifle, and .223-caliber bullet casings were found at the scene. The defendant’s fingerprint was also allegedly discovered on a mail package at the scene. He was also allegedly spotted with an AR-15-type firearm shortly before the shooting took place.
According to court records, the defendant has had other brushes with the law. In 2016, he was convicted of second-degree burglary and sentenced to probation under a youthful offender program. He is now facing a murder charge for the death of the postal worker, who was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 22 years. Federal officials announced that around 70 agents from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies participated in the investigation.
Defendants accused of murder or other violent crimes might need the help of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorney could scrutinize the evidence in the case and attempt to develop a strong defense against the allegations, which could cause the charges to be dismissed. Legal counsel could also examine the arrest record to see if the defendant’s constitutional rights were violated during the investigation, which could also lead to a dismissal of charges.