Alabama man pleads guilty to robbing Mississippi post office

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - An Alabama man has pleaded guilty to robbing a northeast Mississippi post office and firing a gun at the postmaster.

Court record show Richard Thomas Scott of Wilmer, Alabama, pleaded guilty Friday to the charges in federal court in Oxford.

Federal officials say Scott entered the post office in the Pontotoc County hamlet of Randolph just after it opened on Sept. 23 and fired at least three shots at postmaster Virginia Duff, striking her once in the arm. Scott stole Duff's purse and fled. Duff's injury wasn't life-threatening.

Scott is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 7. He faces up to 35 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

Angela Roy still faces trial. Officials say Roy, who had lived in Randolph since 2011, drove a getaway car for Scott.