United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Fresno Man Sentenced for Breaking into Letter Boxes
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Monday, March 4, 2013
Docket #: 1:12-CR-00407-LJO
FRESNO, Calif. — Gerald Charles Nutt Jr., 38, of Fresno, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to one year in prison for breaking open and destroying letter boxes in Fresno in November 2012, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Nutt’s sentence included an order to pay $2,116 in restitution to the United States for repairing the letter boxes.
According to court documents, on November 7, 2012, a Fresno police officer responded to a report that a man was breaking into a letter box on East Sierra Madre Street. Upon arrival, the officer found Nutt prying a letter box open with a screwdriver. On December 10, 2012, Nutt pleaded guilty to breaking open two letter boxes.
This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Baker prosecuted the case.