Attala County suspect charged in shooting of postal worker to remain in federal custody

Mugshot of Roland Dampeer released on January 17, 2020.

Roland Dampeer was expected in federal court Thursday, but court records show he waived his right to a preliminary and detention hearing Thursday.

Posted: Jan 23, 2020 11:36 AM
Updated: Jan 25, 2020 8:04 AM

KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (WTVA) - A man accused of shooting a postal worker in the head will remain in federal custody.

Roland Dampeer was expected in federal court Thursday, but court records show he waived his right to a preliminary and detention hearing Thursday.

Federal prosecutors charged Dampeer with attempted murder and assault on a postal worker. 

The shooting happened Jan. 16. Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail said Dampeer first tried to kidnap a woman from the Sunflower Grocery Store in Kosciusko, but that woman managed to escape.

Dampeer later encountered a second woman. The second woman, a rural postal worker, was delivering mail along Highway 35 North when she was shot in the head.

The sheriff said a state trooper shot Dampeer, and he was transported to the hospital and later released into federal custody.

An affidavit filed in connection to the shooting identified the postal worker as Sherry Ingold. Postal Inspector Tony Robinson said she remains in critical condition at the University Medical Center in Jackson.

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