A White Oak man accused of stabbing another man outside of the Colesville post office was convicted of assault and attempted voluntary manslaughter in Montgomery County court on Thursday, the Gazette reported.
Police said that Ray Alfred Young, 67, was waiting in line last July when he observed the victim step in front of him to complete his business. The victim had previously been working with a postal service employee and had stepped aside to finish some paperwork. He was motioned back to the counter by an employee, police said.
Young interpreted the action as cutting in line, police said, and waited outside of the post office under the vestibule for the victim to come outside. When the suspect spotted the victim, he attacked him, police said.
Two female postal workers tried to break up the fight, according to police, and at least one of the employees pepper sprayed Young.
Young could be sentenced to up to 35 years in prison, Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman Ramon Korionoff told the Gazette.