The U.S. Postal Service confirmed Teresa Ramsay was the mail carrier attacked on the job.
“We are deeply saddened by the recent attack on our colleague in Mars Hill,” North Carolina District Manager Roselle Murrell said. “[Teresa] has been a dedicated team member since she joined the postal service. Our thoughts are with [Teresa] and her family, and we are praying for a speedy recovery. We are grateful for the quick actions by first responders and the coordination by all the law enforcement agencies involved.”
Garay was caught on a neighbor’s security camera fleeing in Ramsay’s Jeep with law enforcement on his tail. Police said he later crashed and ran away. He was found and taken into custody in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Wednesday night, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said Ramsay remained in “critical condition, but stable.”