Mississippi rural carrier shot on the route

UPDATE: Sadly Sherry has passed.  My thoughts are with her family at this time.

Kristy Ingold

Rural postal worker shot in Attala County

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Attala County’s sheriff said a man shot a rural postal worker in the head Thursday.

Sheriff Tim Nail said the man first tried to kidnap a woman from the Sunflower Grocery Store near Kosciusko, but that woman managed to escape.

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Man accused of shooting Miss. postal worker now in federal custody

ATTALA COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) – The man accused of shooting a rural postal worker in the head Thursday is now in federal custody after being released from the hospital, WTVA reports.

Sheriff Tim Nail said the suspect first tried to kidnap a woman from the Sunflower Grocery Store near Kosciusko, but she managed to escape.

The man later encountered a second woman. The second woman, a rural postal worker, was delivering mail along Highway 35 North when she was shot.

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