July 8, 2022

Former Southaven postal employee sentenced for stabbing her boss with screwdriver

Therese Apel

Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

A Southaven woman was sentenced Friday to five years and three months in prison for assaulting a United States employee with a screwdriver.

According to court documents, Tamekia Scott, 36, a former U.S. Postal employee, forcibly assaulted the Postmaster of the U.S. Post Office in Hernando on July 13, 2021, by stabbing her with a screwdriver. The victim was engaged in the official performance of her duties at the time of the attack that resulted in bodily injury.

U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson heard comments from the defendant, her counsel, and the prosecutor from the U.S. Attorney’s Office before sentencing Scott to 63 months in prison.

“Violence against federal workers in any form is unacceptable and the United States Attorney’s Office will aggressively prosecute those who commit violent acts of this nature,” said U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner.

The United States Postal Inspection Service investigated the case. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Addison.

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