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Lufkin man gets 30 years for robbing Woodville post office


A Lufkin man Wednesday was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for robbing the U.S. Post Office in Woodville.

According to a news release issued Wednesday by the office of U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Keith DeWayne Bailey, 30, of Lufkin, pleaded guilty on June 19, 2013, to post office robbery.

According to information presented in court, on Oct. 1, 2012, Bailey went into the United States Post Office in Woodville and handed a note to a postal employee indicating he had a concealed weapon and that he was robbing the post office. He demanded all of the money in the register.

The postal employee went to the back of the post office and gave the note to her supervisor. When the postal employee returned to the front of the post office, Bailey had already left the building.

The postal employee called 911 and gave a detailed description of the robber. Less than 10 minutes later, a law enforcement officer responding to the scene noticed a man matching the description.

Bailey was arrested without incident and admitted to attempting to rob the post office.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Oct. 3, 2012 charging Bailey with federal violations.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Woodville Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph R. Batte.


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