The following information is from the United States Attorney:
February 1, 2008
United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced that Jessica Sade Delaine, of Cuba,Alabama, was sentenced on January 31st to serve 8 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for interfering with an employee of the United States while that person was engaged in the performance of his official duties. Delaine was also ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $1,500.00.
On September 27, 2007, Jessica Delaine was working as a U.S. Postal employee at the Meridian Main Post Office, located at 2100 9th Street, Meridian, Mississippi, when she got into a verbal argument with her supervisor. Eventually, the supervisor requested that Delaine clock off work and leave the premises. Approximately 45 minutes later, she entered the Meridian Main Post Office, revealed a pistol to her co-workers, and told them she was going to wait by an office building and shoot her supervisor when he left work. After talking to her, Delaine’s co-workers convinced her to leave the premises. Delaine was arrested on September 28, 2007, and pled guilty to the crime on November 21, 2007. This case was investigated by Postal Inspector Dwayne Martin of the United States Postal Inspection Service, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jerry Abdalla.