Greenville Man Pulls Gun on Postal Inspector & Deputy

A U.S. Postal Inspector’s visit to a local Greenville residence turned violent Monday afternoon when several shots were fired.  News Channel 7 reports:

Michael HendricksGreenville Deputies say at approximately 4:00 pm, a sergeant with the Sheriff’s Office accompanied a U.S. Postal Inspector to 134 Cashmere Drive.

They say the purpose of the visit was for the postal inspector to address some mail problems with a male resident and a deputy was requested to assist due to threats being made by the resident.

They say upon the sergeant’s arrival, he met with the postal inspector and they approached the resident who was standing on the porch.

The resident became agitated by their presence and began pulling a revolver from his pocket. The sergeant was able to draw his service weapon and at the same time grab the suspect’s gun, which was out of his pocket and being pointed in the sergeant’s direction.

Deputies say the suspect and sergeant began to fight for control of both guns and during the altercation the sergeant’s service weapon discharged four times.

No one was injured.  The resident was taken into custody and charges are expected to be filed.

I know I should insert some choice bit of snark about going postal, but the well is dry. Feel free to offer your best “going postal” line in the comments.

Update, Dec. 15, 2009:

[Michael Harding Hendricks, 47, has been arrested and charged with two counts of Assault with Intent to Kill, Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature,  and Pointing and Presenting a Firearm. His bond has been set at $19,000. "The Sheriff’s Office says there will be no review of the deputy’s actions because Hendricks was the one who pulled the trigger," News Channel 7 reports. Michael Hendricks was a temporary employee with the U.S.P.S. more than a decade ago.]


3 Responses to “Greenville Man Pulls Gun on Postal Inspector & Deputy”

  1. James R. Williams M.D. on July 15th, 2010 2:25 pm

    I will pray for you every day, Michael. I hope you are not still mad at me.It still makes me sad that my marriage to your sister did not work out,but now being married to Ernesta, who is not only my wife , but also my best friend, I can now see that the marriage to Gloria was doomed from the beginning.If there is any thing I can do to help,contact me. James R. Williams

  2. James R. Williams, MD on July 27th, 2010 7:24 pm

    Michael, I pray for you daily. I also pray that God give your mother and sister strength to help you through this. James

  3. James R. Williams M.D. on July 29th, 2010 4:21 pm

    Michael, if you have access to a computer,write me. I will help you in any way I can. JRWilliams,MD

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