Jan 16, 2020 12:54 PM

2 men sentenced for stealing U.S. Postal Service truck

Posted Jan 16, 2020 12:54 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Two more men accused of stealing a U.S. Postal Service truck in Grand Island while kidnapping its driver have been sent to prison.

Sidney Britt, 38, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 20 years. He'd pleaded guilty to robbery and using a firearm for a violent crime. Joshua Britt, 31, was given 11 years and three months in prison. He'd pleaded guilty to robbery.

Prosecutors said the truck driver was approached by an armed man at the post office distribution center on Dec. 14, 2018. He was forced into the truck and his head was covered and his hands were bound while the semitrailer was driven to a rest area off Interstate 80. The Britts and another man, Gary Fellows, removed bags of cash and deposits from the semitrailer, and Joshua Britt drove the three of them away in a pickup truck, prosecutors said.

The loss to the U.S. Postal Service was set at more than $68,500.

Fellows was employed at the time by the U.S. Postal Service as a truck driver in Omaha, authorities said. He was sentenced in October to 25 years in prison.

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Kan. man charged with fatally stabbing sister's ex-boyfriend
Prager  photo Sedgwick County

WICHITA, KAN. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with fatally stabbing his sister's ex-boyfriend during a Wichita fight.

Morgan Prager, 24, Pittsburg, Kansas, made his first appearance Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court on charges of second degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is jailed on $250,000 bond.

Wichita police say officers responded Saturday to an assault call and found 19-year-old Vincent Venturella suffering from a severe neck laceration. Police say the men had fought about Prager's sister. Venturella died Monday night.

Prager was arrested in Pittsburg. Kansas Department of Corrections records show that he had been discharged in December from community corrections after previous convictions for theft and criminal possession of a firearm in Wyandotte County.