Two additional Florida men indicted for robberies of mail carriers

MIAMI – 5/9/224 – On May 6, two additional Port St. Lucie men were charged with armed postal robbery, among other charges.

Bernard Jerome Davis III, 20, and Jalen Dennis Elliott, 19, both of Port St. Lucie, Florida, were charged in a 16-count superseding indictment, along with Jamal Travon Brown Weathers, 23, of Fort Pierce, with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, postal robbery, armed postal robbery, attempted Hobbs Act robbery, illegal theft/possession of a U.S. Postal Service arrow key and use or carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. Brown Weathers was previously charged by a federal criminal complaint in December 2023.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Mills Maynard ordered Brown Weathers, Davis and Elliott detained pending trial.

According to the criminal complaint, between Nov. 19, 2022, and Oct. 21, 2023, Brown Weathers, Davis and Elliott allegedly robbed at least six U.S. Postal letter carriers in St. Lucie, Brevard, Orange and Miami-Dade Counties.

Trial is scheduled to start on July 1 before U.S. District Court Judge K. Michael Moore, in Fort Pierce. If convicted of their charges, Brown Weathers and Davis face a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years up to the statutory maximum term of life in prison. Elliott faces up to the statutory term of 70 years in prison, if convicted.

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

USPIS, the Fort Pierce Police Department, Miami Beach Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and Port St. Lucie Police Department investigated the case. Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Lineberger is prosecuting it.

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