Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury for assaulting a mail carrier with a firearm.

Timothy LaBlance, 52, of Kansas City, was charged in an indictment returned August 31 by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

The indictment alleges that LaBlance used a firearm to assault a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service on Oct. 10, 2015, while the mail carrier was engaged in the performance of his duties.

Dickinson cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Moeder. It was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspectors Service.

Press release from the United States Attorney's Office: Western District of Missouri