Police: Woman assaults US Postal Service employee
An Austin woman is facing charges for attacking a postal carrier.
Austin Police say 31-year-old Joycelyn Wiley grabbed a United States Postal Service employee by the hair and slammed her head into the ground.
It happened on December 28th in the 2200 block of St. Congress Ave. According to an arrest affidavit, the postal service employee was delivering mail in uniform when she was attacked from behind.
The victim told police Wiley grabbed her hair and pulled her to the ground. Once the victim was down, Wiley slammed her head into the ground.
Investigators say Wiley was yelling and demanding to know where her check was. The victim was able to escape and run away, but Wiley ran after her. An arrest affidavit says Wiley pushed the victim into the doorway of the River City Market on S. Congress Ave. Investigators say Wiley began slamming the door on the victim's foot while it was stuck in the door jam.
The victim suffered a concussion, a fractured left finger and abrasions on her arms and legs. She also complained of pain to her head and body from injuries.
After the attack, Wiley was stopped by other APD officers in reference to another assault near E. Oltorf Street. Police took Wiley back to the scene of the first assault and the victim positively identified her.
Wiley is charged with Assault on a Public Servant.