2 Arrested In Case Of Slain Postal Carrier

NORTH MIAMI CBS4) –Two men were charged with robbery homicide in the case of a South Florida postal worker who was killed on the job last December.

CBS4’s David Sutta spotted two names on the afternoon docket in federal magistrate court: Saubnet Politasse and Pikerson Mentor, both of whom had been charged with commission of murder during a robbery and possession of a firearm.  The charging agency was the U.S. Postal Service.

Bruce Parton was just weeks away from retirement when he was shot and killed while on his daily mail route on December 6th, 2010. He was delivering the holiday mail at the Monte Carlo condominiums in the area of 486 NW 165th Street Road in Northwest Miami-Dade when he was killed. The gunman then stole his mail truck, drove a short distance, abandoned it and ran away.

“He was such a wonderful man. Loving. Everyone who knew him just loved him,” said his daughter Nina, a week after her father’s murder. She said her father was a devoted Dad, a loving grandfather to her two children and a dedicated postal worker one month shy of his retirement. Parton had been with the postal service for nearly 30 years.

“He wasn’t doing nothing but filling mailboxes,” said Monte Carlo resident Justin Wilcox. “It wasn’t like he’s bothering anybody. Doing his every day job and now he’s gone.”

Witness said they heard as many as five shots.

Prosecutors said the shooting was an attempt to obtain Parton’s keys to the mailbox so both Politasse and Mentor could commit mail and ID fraud.

Police caught up with both men Wednesday night and found Parton’s mail key. During questioning Politasse allegedly confessed.

Politasse’s family is attempting to get an attorney for him. He will have another hearing at 10 a.m. on Friday, but will have a pretrial hearing on Tuesday. Politasse, who is unemployed, will have an arraignment on May 19, according to the court docket.

Pikerson, who is a custom window tinter is set to appear in court on Tuesday at 10 a.m. His arraignment is also set for May 19.

Both suspects have been in and out of the state prison system. Politasse has served time for burglary, grand theft, and fleeing police;  Mentor has served time for robbery with a deadly weapon.

There is a $100,000 reward being offered in the case.

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  1. yokolee says:

    I love my mailman always on time and with a smile

    Very sad and a tremendous loss to his family

  2. Jim says:

    Shoot both of them

    1. Carol says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more if I tried because they didn’t have the right to harm this innocent mailman doing his job.

    2. Fed Up with Idiots says:

      and their attorneys too

  3. Why Why Why says:

    These two are garbage

    1. Carol says:

      Again I couldn’t agree with you more if I tried.

  4. roberto says:

    They had 2 be… Who else?

    1. Fed Up with Idiots says:

      Look who’s calling the kettle “black”

  5. GAIN AND AGAIN says:

    True, ROBERTO, Kill them BOTH!!

  6. . says:

    The last line contains a major TYPO. PARTON has NEVER been arrested for a crime. He is an innocent victim and I am shocked and upset that the editors of this article did not catch this mistake.

    1. Chet says:

      THEY’RE EXPERTS AT FINDING A CUSSWORD IN YOUR COMMENTS & THEN BLOCKING YOUR COMMENT BUT DON’T SPEND ANY TIME READING THIER OWN COMMENTS & CALL THEMSELVES EDITORS, WHAT A JOKE.

    2. Lance says:

      Thank You for fixing that editing error Brother of the deceased. RIP my brother…justice will be swerved in due course.

  7. REINA says:

    PEOPLE IT IS KIND OF STUPID AND CHILDISH TO BRING THE RACE CARD ON THIS CASE. THE COLOR AND/OR RACE DOES NOT MATTER THEY COMMITTED A CRIME. THEY BOTH KILLED AN INOCENT PERSON. THESE TWO ANIMALS DESERVE TO DIE AND NEVER SEE THE DAY OF LIGHT.

    1. Mr Dude says:

      Reina, please don’t call the scumbags “animals”. This is a horrible insult – to the animals!!! Will pray for conviction and execution of both of these useless pieces of trash.

  8. Mad Black Woman says:

    Very Racist!! You guys will be in my prayers

    1. Florida USA says:

      Who is racist???

    2. Blanqui says:

      All of You will definetally be in all our prayers too.

  9. Wet Dog says:

    And have smelled a whole lot worse.

  10. DOMINGO says:

    SHAME THAT SOMEONE HAD TO PAY WITH HIS LIVE FOR TWO THUGS TO RUN THE STREETS OF MIAMI THEY NEED TO FRY THERE BUTS OR PUT THEN DOWN LIKE DOGS CAUSE THAT WHAT THEY ARE AND SAFE THE TAX PAYER THE MONEY FOR A TRIAL AND FOR GET ABOUT PUTTING THEN IN JAIL AND PAY FOR IT SEND THEN TO THE CHAIR DONT WAIST TIME AND MONEY.

  11. Carol says:

    I just so glad they found those murderers now the law has to really step up to the plate and do the right thing RIGHT AWAY!!!

  12. Patricia Parton says:

    I AGREE WITH REINA … I AM VERY GLAD THAT THEY GOT HIM ( THE ONE THAT PULLED THE TRIGGER ) … THIS MORNING WHEN I WAS DRIVING MY CAR, I PRAYED TO THE LORD TO FOUND THIS MAN, AND I SAID TO THE ALMIGHTY ” THE JUSTICE IS YOURS ! ” … THEY GOT HIM TODAY AFTER MANY MONTHS OF PRAYING,BUT THEY GOT HIM ( THEM ) TODAY !!!! …. THANK YOU JESUS, THANK YOU LORD !!! AMEN !!!! …. B R U C I E, THEY GOT THEM – THE ONE THAT PULLED THE TRIGGER AND THE OTHER ONE THAT HE NEVER TOLD ANYTHING TO THE POLICE, HE IS GUILTY AS WELL !!!! THE JUSTICE IS YOURS LORD !!!

  13. Blanqui says:

    What is the black community now going to say about this? “Its the cops picking on the blacks, they’re innocent? Wake up! Look at the statistics!! These two……………cowards, killing a white postal worker doing his job, minding his own business, with a family and kids. I m sure you all know this is true, you just dont wants to admit it. Cant cover the sun or the moon with your fingers. Those are two waste of the human beings, low life trash!! they should burn in hell. Very sorry to the nice, educated and religious black community, but you shoud all know we are right. Trash is trash. They should burn in hell!!

  14. Mike says:

    They probably just nabbed two black guys off the streets and are telling the public they are the killers. I wouldn’t doubt it, this is Miami Dade after all.

    1. Money says:

      I think you comment is terrible and deeming towards those officers that have been working countless hours for about five months ! Why would one of the criminals confess to a murder the didn’t commit ? Grow up stop watching some much TV!

  15. Heatman361 says:

    No one could be more happier about these two getting apprehended than I am. What a shame< killing that man like that. I was very sad. I know they will get the chair, they deserve to sit in it and feel that tingling sensation until they can feel no more.

  16. UMike says:

    Animals……Miami-Dade is full of them…disgusting HUMAN WASTE!

  17. manny296 says:

    There is something wrong with the American prison system when criminals with very long criminal records continue to commit crimes when released from prison. This is not the first time criminals with long records murder someone. It seems to happen every day..

  18. Kristy says:

    Bruce was my step uncle. Although we will continue to mourn the loss of a wonderful and kind-hearted man, we are joyful with the celebration of an incredible life and are consoled with the recent news of justice.

    RIP Bruce, you remain in our hearts and prayers.

    1. Ashley says:

      Kristy, I agree with you! Very well said.
      We miss you Uncle Bruce. RIP

  19. soflokid says:

    What i would comment, you couldn’t post….disposing of these to living abortions will be doing the world a favor. just terminate them and file it under DSAF (Doing Society A Favor).

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