Danville man convicted of shooting at postal worker

A federal jury convicted a Danville man late Thursday for shooting at a postal worker in 2009.

After deliberating for about 21/2 hours, the jury convicted Juan Warner, 38, of assaulting a U.S. Postal Service worker with a dangerous weapon and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

During the two-day trial, evidence was presented showing that in October 2009, Warner fired two shots at the rear door of a postal truck that had just passed his home in Boyle County. The bullets hit 18 inches from the mail carrier.

The postal worker immediately called police. Moments later, Danville police surrounded the home, and a brief standoff ensued. Before being arrested, Warner hid the firearm in the home. Police found it later.

Warner was indicted in November 2009.

Warner is to be sentenced on Dec. 8. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on the assault and a minimum of 10 years on the firearm charge.