Dayton man accused of shooting mail carrier indicted on federal charges

Dayton man accused of shooting mail carrier indicted on federal charges
Christopher O. Gibson (MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

DAYTON — A federal grand jury has indicted a Dayton man accused of shooting a United States Postal Service letter carrier earlier this month, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Christopher O. Gibson, 47, was indicted Tuesday on charges of assaulting and injuring a federal employee with a deadly weapon and using a firearm during a crime of violence, according to a DOJ media release.

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Court documents allege Gibson fired three shots Jan. 3 at the letter carrier on Arlene Avenue. The letter carrier was hit by the gunfire once in the leg, officials said.

Gibson had made previous threats to the postal worker, and that caused a prior suspension of mail delivery to his home, DOJ officials said in the release, citing court records.

The charge of injuring a federal employee with a weapon carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison, according to the DOJ. The discharging a weapon during a violent crime charge carries a punishment of at least 10 years and up to life in prison.

Gibson remains in the Montgomery County Jail.