- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for robbing and assaulting a U.S. mail carrier.

Prosecutors said 29-year-old Gregory Braxton of Columbus was sentenced to 53 months in federal prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty last October to using force and violence to rob a U.S. Postal Service worker.

Court records say Braxton approached a postal worker who delivering a package in January 2014 and said the package was his. When asked for ID, he struck the woman in the face, grabbed the package and fled. The force of the blow knocked the woman unconscious.

Investigators said the package contained 6 pounds of marijuana that was shipped from California.

Braxton also has to cover the woman’s medical expenses.

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