BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for trying to rob a U.S. Postal Service office last fall.
Federal prosecutors in Beaumont on Wednesday announced the sentence for 30-year-old Keith DeWayne Bailey of Lufkin.
Bailey in June pleaded guilty to post office robbery in the incident last Oct. 1 in Woodville, about 50 miles northwest of Beaumont. He received a 33-month prison term.
Investigators say Bailey entered the post office, handed a worker a note claiming to have a concealed weapon and demanded money.
The worker went to the back of the post office and gave the note to a supervisor - but Bailey fled before getting any cash. The postal employee called 911 and described Bailey, who was arrested a few blocks away.
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