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Two Teens Plead Guilty to Robbing Mail Carriers, Face Up to 15 Years in Prison

Two Texas men responsible for a series of mail carrier robberies have pleaded guilty, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Louis Dixon, 18, and Jerrad Coleman, 18, were charged following a criminal complaint in April. Dixon pleaded guilty on June 26 to robbery of U.S. Postal Service property and conspiracy to rob and unlawfully possess such property. Coleman followed suit, pleading guilty to the same charges on July 2.

Inspector in Charge Kai Pickens of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Fort Worth Division, emphasized the agency's commitment to employee safety, stating, "The U.S. Postal Inspection Service will utilize every resource to find you and bring you to justice." He acknowledged the collaborative efforts of several law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office and local police departments, in apprehending Dixon and Coleman.

Court documents reveal that the men targeted U.S. Postal Service letter carriers across the Dallas-Fort Worth area to obtain Arrow Keys, master keys allowing access to blue collection boxes and mailboxes. Their spree spanned four months, resulting in robberies on various dates in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington, and Frisco.

Following each robbery, often conducted at gunpoint, the men fled in getaway vehicles and illicitly used or disposed of the stolen Arrow Keys. Both face potential sentences of up to 15 years in federal prison.

The investigation was led by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with support from the Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Levi Thomas is prosecuting the case.

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