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Cops: Woman bit postal worker

Police say the estranged wife of a U.S. Postal Service carrier is on home incarceration after she assaulted a female postal worker last week.

Karen K. Tilley, 29, of 856 Premier Subdivision in Jenkins, approached the unidentified postal worker as she was leaving the Whitesburg Post Offi ce parking lot on her lunch break. The employee’s Ford Focus was in reverse when Tilley approached the car and began trying to pull her out the driver’s door.

After Tilley pulled the victim out of her car, say police, Tilley bit the victim’s arm.

“You could see teeth marks all the way around it and it was covered in blood,” said Whitesburg Police Offi cer Justin Hunsucker. “Upon my arrival, the subject started yelling profanity at her husband and other people in the area, causing alarm.”

Hunsucker wrote in a uniform citation that Tilley headed toward her husband in a threatening manner while ignoring commands to stop from Hunsucker.

Tilley, a financial system clerk at the Appalachian Regional Hospital office in Jenkins, was arrested at 2:25 p.m. on July 9 and charged with second-degree disorderly conduct and menacing. She was released from the Letcher County Jail after posting a $2,500 surety bond.

Arraignment is set for 1 p.m. on July 16 in Letcher District Court.

The altercation also resulted in parked Jeep being damaged when the victim took her foot off the brake and her vehicle rolled backward, said Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields.

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