Arrest made in murder of USPS mail truck driver

Donnie Ferrell is suspected in the February 19 fatal shooting of USPS worker Tony Mosby. Credit: Dallas County Jail

DALLAS – An arrest has been made in the murder of a USPS employee killed while driving on Interstate-30 in the early hours of February 19.

Donnie Arlondo Ferrell, 25, of Hutchins, Texas, was arrested in connection to the murder of 58-year-old USPS employee Tony Mosby. Mosby was driving an 18-wheeler postal truck on I-30, near downtown, about 2:10 a.m. February 19 when the shots were fired, shortly after he’d left the Dallas Main Post Office. Two bullets hit the truck and one bullet hit Mosby in the head, killing him.

Dallas police worked with the USPS and the FBI in the investigation. According to a criminal complaint filed Thursday, two people came to the FBI office Wednesday morning in Fort Worth, claiming to have been with Ferrell when the shooting happened.

During an interview, the two told agents they’d met with two others, one of whom was Ferrell, at a Dallas restaurant the night before killing. The complaint alleges the group made several stops that night, including a Dallas pool hall they left at 1:30 a.m., with Ferrell sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

The pair told invesigators the driver began driving erratically behind a large USPS truck and tried to pass the vehicle on its left side; moments later, Ferrell used a handgun to fire several shots at the truck. Those in the suspect vehicle saw smoke and sparks coming from the truck before it crashed into a barrier. One occupant of the vehicle asked Ferrell why he’d fired at the truck; Ferrell responded he was angry about a hand gesture the driver of the truck made toward their vehicle.

Ferrell is in federal custody in Dallas; he will be charged with the murder of a United States government employee. If convicted, he could face a life sentence in prison and $250,000 fine.

“With this arrest, we take a crucial step towards ensuring that the person allegedly responsible for this senseless murder is brought to justice,” U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox said.

When news broke of the shooting Monday morning, the US government offered up to $50,000 to anyone with information helping to identify Mosby’s killer.