Woman Charged with Assaulting Customer at Ottley Post Office

A St. Thomas woman was arrested on federal criminal charges related to assaulting a customer while in the Ottley Post Office on June 22, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced in a news release issued Wednesday.

According to court documents, Chantelle Grant was at the Post Office to pick up a parcel. On her way out of the building she bumped into another female customer. The closed-circuit surveillance video showed that after Grant left the building, she returned less than two minutes later, ran across the post office lobby, and struck the female victim in the face. Grant was then seen leaving the building, entering her car, and driving away.

The victim’s name was not released by Shappert.

Grant is charged with creating a disturbance on postal property, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 days imprisonment, up to a $5,000 fine, or both. Grant was released on her own recognizance.

The United States Postal Investigative Service investigated the case.