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Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie men charged in armed postal robbery case


Port St. Lucie, Florida – On May 6, Bernard Jerome Davis III, 20, and Jalen Dennis Elliott, 19, both of Port St. Lucie, were charged with armed postal robbery, among other offenses, alongside Jamal Travon Brown Weathers, 23, of Fort Pierce.

This follows a 16-count superseding indictment involving conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, postal robbery, armed postal robbery, illegal theft or possession of a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) arrow key, and using or carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.

Extensive Charges and Trial Date Set

Brown Weathers was initially charged via a federal criminal complaint in December 2023. The indictment alleges that between November 19, 2022, and October 21, 2023, Brown Weathers, Davis, and Elliott robbed at least six USPS letter carriers across St. Lucie, Brevard, Orange, and Miami-Dade Counties.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Mills Maynard ordered the detention of Brown Weathers, Davis, and Elliott until trial. The trial is scheduled to begin on July 1 before U.S. District Court Judge K. Michael Moore in Fort Pierce. If convicted, Brown Weathers and Davis face a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years up to life in prison. Elliott could receive a maximum sentence of 70 years.

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Coordinated Efforts Lead to Charges

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, alongside Inspector in Charge Juan A. Vargas of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and several law enforcement leaders, including Chief Diane Hobley-Burney (Fort Pierce Police Department), Chief Wayne A. Jones (Miami Beach Police Department), Sheriff John W. Mina (Orange County Sheriff’s Office), Sheriff Wayne Ivey (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office), Sheriff Keith Pearson (St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office), and Chief Richard Del Toro Jr. (Port St. Lucie Police Department), made the announcement of the charges.

The case is being investigated by USPIS, local law enforcement agencies, and multiple sheriff’s offices across Florida. Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Lineberger will prosecute the case.

Public Support and Reporting

Customers who suspect their mail has been stolen should report it promptly via the Postal Inspection Service website or by calling 877-876-2455. Rewards are available for information leading to the apprehension of anyone who assaults or robs postal carriers. Individuals should also report allegations of misconduct involving USPS employees directly to the USPS OIG by calling 1-888-877-7644 or visiting www.uspsoig.gov.

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