A San Antonio man will spend the next seven years behind bars for his role in the shooting of a Spring Branch postal worker that took place last year.
Two other defendants were handed down 20-year sentences for their parts in the shooting incident that involved shooting at police during a high-speed pursuit.
24-year-old Bradley Ahearn, the triggerman in the incident, fled the scene in the Mail carrier’s vehicle followed by another co-defendant, 27-year-old Sarah Richford, in a separate vehicle.
The pair were able to avoid capture for days before employees of a local motel notified investigators of the presence of a large amount of U.S. mail and a handgun case in one of the motel rooms.
Motel surveillance footage showed Lee picking up Ahearn and Richford and leaving the motel in Lee’s yellow Volkswagen. While failing to yield to SAPD officers, Ahearn began shooting at them and a high-speed pursuit ensued.
The trio was able to evade capture again but was eventually picked up in another's motel's parking lot, and arrested without incident.
Both Ahearn and Richford were sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to
aiding and abetting carjacking, aiding and abetting use of a firearm during a crime of violence, aiding and abetting robbery of U.S. Mail, and aiding and abetting assault on a federal officer.
In addition to Lee's seven-year prison term, Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ordered that he pay $2,949.53.