Three suspects indicted in robbery, shooting of postal worker

SAN ANTONIO - Three suspects who are accused of being involved in the robbery and shooting of a postal worker in February were indicted on 15 charges Wednesday.

Court records show Bradley A’Hearn, 22, and Sara Richford, 26, face the following charges:

  • five counts of aiding and abetting assault of a federal officer 
  • three counts of aiding and abetting use of a firearm during a crime of violence
  • one count of aiding and abetting carjacking
  • one count of aiding and abetting possession of a stolen firearm
  • one count of possession of stolen mail

Records also show Piper Lee, 40, faces two counts of aiding and abetting the assault of a federal officer and one count of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Bradley A’Hearn is accused of shooting a female postal worker Feb. 11 when she refused to give him her phone while she was delivering mail in Spring Branch, Texas.

Police said A’Hearn fled the scene in the victim’s pickup truck, which was filled with mail and personal belongings.

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Authorities said Richard followed A’Hearn in a Toyota Venza as he left the scene.

A postal agent recognized the Toyota two days later near the same area. When the agent tried to stop the vehicle, A’Hearn allegedly shot at him.

Records show when other “law enforcement personnel” attempted to help stop the vehicle, they were fired upon.

The pair continued to avoid capture Feb. 14 when the employees of a motel where they were staying reported a “large amount of U.S. mail” and a handgun case in one of their rooms.

The same day, police said they found the abandoned Toyota close to the motel and discovered the suspects were now driving a yellow Volkswagen.

When SAPD pursued the yellow Volkswagen leaving the motel, officers said one of the suspects began firing at them.

The saga finally came to an end Feb. 15 when the two were captured by police without incident in the parking lot of a different motel.

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If convicted, the three suspects could face between 10 years to life in prison for aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a crime of violence; up to 25 years in prison for aiding and abetting carjacking; up to 25 years imprisonment for aiding and abetting robbery of mail; up to 20 years imprisonment for aiding and abetting assault on a federal officer; up to 10 years imprisonment for aiding and abetting possession of a stolen firearm; and up to five years imprisonment for possession of stolen mail.

 All three suspects remain in custody.

 

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