KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (WTVA) — Law enforcement revealed the name of the man accused of shooting a postal worker in the head Thursday in Attala County.
U.S. Postal Inspector Tony Robinson identified the man as Roland Dampeer, 28. Dampeer is scheduled to appear in a federal detention hearing next Thursday in U.S. District Court in Oxford.
Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail said the man first tried to kidnap a woman from the Sunflower Grocery Store in Kosciusko but that woman managed to escape.
The man 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 the man, and the man was transported to the hospital. The man is now out of the hospital and in custody.
An affidavit identified the postal carrier as Sherry Ingold. Robinson said the victim remains in critical condition at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.