On Wednesday, a 25-year-old Texas driver was taken into custody for allegedly shooting a USPS employee who made a rude hand gesture towards him in traffic. The man has been formally accused by the Department of Justice on Thursday. If proven guilty, the Texas driver will be fined with $250,000 and spend the rest of his day behind bars.
Traffic Scuffle Leads to the Death of a USPS Employee
According to the Dallas authorities, on Wednesday, 25-year-old Donnie Arlondo Ferrell was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff which took place in Hutchins. The 25-year-old Texas driver was wanted in connection with the slaying of a United States Postal Service worker who was discovered dead inside his delivery truck on Monday, at 2:30 a.m.
Ferrell’s arrest came shortly after three of his friends approached the authorities with information about the events which led to the death of 58-year-old Tony Mosby. According to their testimonies, they’ve met Ferrell on Sunday, and drove around the city, stopping at a pool hall, where they’ve remained until 1:30 a.m.
Allegedly, after leaving the pool hall, the individual went inside Ferrell’s vehicle, who drove erratically around the city, as if he was searching for something or someone. At one point, while passing beneath the Margaret McDermott Bridge, Ferrell tried to drive past a USPS truck, drove by Tony Mosby.
When Ferrell reached the truck’s left side, he took out his gun and fired several shots towards the driver. Losing control of the vehicle, Mosby crashed into a guardrail. One of the vehicle’s occupants later asked Ferrell why he opened fire on the truck drove by the USPS employee, to which he responded that the man made him angry for making a rude gesture.
The Texas driver has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder. If proven guilty, Ferrell will be sentenced to life in prison and fined $250,000.
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