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‘It’s natural, let it happen’: Georgia man sentenced to 3.5 years in federal prison for attacking USPS worker

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 17:07:22-05

ALBANY, Ga. (WTXL) — A Donalsonville man has been sentenced to 42 months in federal prison after an attack on a female postal worker in March 2019, where he told the victim “It’s natural, let it happen,” and claimed he thought of murdering her.

According to court records, Traveyon D. Wilcox, 35, of Donalsonville, confronted the female postal worker while she was delivering mail along her route on March 2, 2019. While she was inside her mail truck Wilcox, with a bat in one hand, put his arm around her neck and said, “It’s natural, let it happen.”

The female postal worker, in fear for her life and believing that Wilcox was intending to rape her, accelerated her vehicle and tried repeatedly to hit Wilcox to remove him from her mail truck, according to investigators from the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Donalsonville Police Department.

As a result of the struggle between Wilcox and the postal worker, the mail truck left the road and crashed into the front porch of a house, then Wilcox ran away and the postal worker called 911.

After being arrested by DPD officers, Wilcox told investigators he had thoughts of doing "terrible things" to the postal worker, including murdering her, according to documents.

“Wilcox’s actions were disturbing and despicable. Assaulting a postal worker is a federal crime, and those who attempt to harm employees of the U.S. Postal Service will be prosecuted,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Leary.

Wilcox was found guilty on one count of assault on a federal employee and was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.