Lawyer: 6 months sufficient in Ohio postal theft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A defense lawyer is asking a judge to consider a six-month sentence for a former Ohio postal worker who stole gift cards and assaulted the federal agents who arrested him.

Attorney Lewis Dye says Terrence McLean understands the serious nature of the charge and has accepted responsibility.

Dye also said in a court filing Wednesday that McLean doesn’t have a criminal record and will work to pay $2,981 in restitution when released.

A probation department sentencing report recommends a year in prison for McLean.

Prosecutors say federal Judge Algenon Marbley should consider the harm suffered by people the gift cards were sent to and the injuries suffered by federal agents when they were punched and bitten while arresting McLean.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 9.

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