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Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Court Security Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

FRESNO, Calif. — Carlos Perez, 46, of Fresno, pleaded guilty today to assaulting a federal contractor, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on June 21, 2021, Perez attempted to bypass security at the Robert E. Coyle Fresno Federal Courthouse. When a court security officer attempted to stop him, Perez swung his arm at the officer, striking the officer in the face.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Protective Services, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin J. Gilio is prosecuting the case.

Perez is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, by U.S. District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston. Perez faces a maximum statutory penalty of one year in prison. The actual sentence, however, 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.

Updated March 6, 2023

Violent Crime