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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cedar Rapids Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Assaulting a Federal Employee

A Cedar Rapids man who assaulted a federal employee was sentenced on February 15, 2018, to 21-months in federal prison.

Nicholas Stephen Corporon, age 40, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after an August 28, 2017, guilty plea to assaulting a federal employee.  In a plea agreement, Corporon admitted he knowingly and forcibly assaulted a United States Marshal Service Task Force officer when the officer attempted to arrest him.  Specifically, Corporon resisted when the officer attempted to place him in handcuffs, and then ran from the officer.  Once the officer caught Corporon following a foot chase, Corporon again struggled and resisted being placed in handcuffs.  As a result of the struggle, the officer was physically injured. 

Corporon was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge Linda R. Reade.  Corporon was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment.  A special assessment of $100 was imposed, and he was ordered to make $97,936.42 in restitution to the victim.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Corporon is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lisa C. Williams and investigated by United States Marshal Service. 

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl

The case file number is 17-cr-0049.

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Violent Crime
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Updated February 20, 2018