United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Fresno Man Indicted for Breaking into Mailboxes
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Friday, November 16, 2012
Docket #: 1:12-CR-00407-LJO
FRESNO, Calif. — Gerald Charles Nutt, 38, of Fresno, was charged Thursday by a federal grand jury with breaking into and destroying mailboxes, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Nutt broke open two mailboxes at an address in Fresno, and, at the time of his arrest, possessed stolen checks and a screwdriver he admitted using to break open the mailboxes.
This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Baker is prosecuting the case.
Nutt has been in custody since his arrest and initial court appearance on November 9, 2012. He is scheduled to be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barbara A. McAuliffe on Friday, November 16, 2012.
If convicted, Nutt faces a maximum statutory penalty of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence, if convicted, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.