Indictment For Post Office Shooter

Stephen Potts

Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Thomas L. Noyes, Inspector in Charge, Fort Worth Division, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, announced today the indictment of Stephen Gregory Potts, 46, of Conway, after he allegedly fired multiple shots in a Conway post office.

A federal complaint charging Potts was first issued on Monday. A federal grand jury then returned an indictment against Potts on Tuesday for one count of assaulting a United States Postal Service employee, one count of using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and one count of possessing a firearm in a federal facility. Potts is currently in custody and will be seen by a United States Magistrate Judge at a later date.

According the allegations in the complaint affidavit, on September 29, 2018, Potts, armed with a handgun, entered the Conway Main Post Office around 12 p.m. when there were four employees on duty. According to witnesses at the scene, Potts initially appeared to be filling out a mailing label. Potts then tried to follow two employees through a workroom door, past the counter. When told he could not go through the door, Potts pulled out a gun and climbed over the counter. At that point, a supervisor stepped between Potts and the two employees, who left to call 9-1-1 and then hid in a bathroom.    MORE

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