Report: White Oak Man Convicted in Colesville Post Office Assault

The Gazette newspaper reports that Ray Alfred Young was convicted in the stabbing of a man outside of a post office.

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. 

Kim Cooke March 23, 2013 at 08:46 PM
This is my post office and I was terrified by this story last year. I was asked to step in front of someone at the Walmart and all I could do was wonder if some crazy was going to pull out a knife.
Ray Hammond April 11, 2013 at 01:43 AM
I worked with Ray Young for many years. He was one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. All of us at work were deeply shocked by this news. I believe in being tough on crime, but given this man led his whole life without any incidents of crime whatsoever, I hope they check him for physical conditions that could have been a contributing factor.


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