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Man arrested after carjacking postal carrier, then crashing truck, Fort Worth police say

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A mail carrier was carjacked as she worked on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

The woman was in the 3600 block of Millet Avenue in southeast Fort Worth when a man jumped into her postal truck just after 1 p.m. and threatened her. The woman jumped out of the truck and the man sped off in it, officer Bradley Perez said.

Prior to him jumping in, the woman told police that he had been harassed and threatened with violence by the man, Perez said.

It wasn’t immediately known what the man had said to her.

Later, the suspect crashed the vehicle in the 4200 block of Avenue J and ran off. Officers found him and he was arrested without incident, Perez said.

He was later identified as Jerome Douglas, 32. He was charged with aggravated robbery.

Police believe he may have been under the influence and MedStar was called to the scene for a possible heroin overdose, Perez said

The investigation is still ongoing and the U.S. Postal Investigator is involved.

The woman was not injured.

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Nichole Manna is an investigative reporter for the Star-Telegram. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.

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