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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Defendant Sentenced to 87 Months for Assault on a Federal Officer

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On March 6, 2020, United States District Court Judge James A. Soto sentenced Wilmer Martin Flores, 43, of Honduras, to 87 months in prison. A jury had previously found Flores guilty of Assault on a Federal Officer.

     On June 20, 2016, Flores assaulted a United States Bureau of Prisons Corrections Officer during the performance of her official duties. In the process, the victim suffered serious bodily injury. At the time of the assault, Flores was serving a 235-month sentence for Sex Trafficking and Kidnapping.

     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Nathaniel J. Walters and Jesse Figueroa of the District of Arizona.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Press Release Number: 
2020-031_Flores/CR-17-1741
Updated March 11, 2020