A five-count federal indictment was filed Jan. 30 against three people for the armed robbery of a U.S. Postal Service tractor-trailer operator in Grand Island, Nebraska, on Dec. 14.
Three people from Omaha are charged — Gary Fellows, Sidney Britt and Joshua Britt, US. Attorney Joe Kelly said.
The charges include robbery, kidnapping of a federal employee and use of a firearm to commit a violent crime.
Indictments are charging documents that contain one or more individual counts that are merely accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty, Kelly said.
Nevertheless, the “U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s highest priority is the protection of our employees from harm,” said Bill Hedrick, the inspector in charge of the Denver Division of the United States Postal Inspection Service, which covers Nebraska..
“This violent and dangerous armed kidnapping and robbery of our employee will not be tolerated, as is seen by the swift and coordinated joint investigation by Postal Inspectors, local police and the U.S. Attorney’s office,” Hedrick said. “This result would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of all the agencies involved.”