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Albuquerque Woman Sentenced to Prison for Assaulting a Federal Law Enforcement Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Charmaine Peralta, 38, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced yesterday in federal court to 30 months in prison for assaulting a federal law enforcement officer.  Peralta will be on supervised release for three years after she completes her prison sentence.

The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) charged Peralta in Jan. 2017, with assaulting a federal officer in Bernalillo County, N.M.   According to the criminal complaint, Peralta assaulted a Probation Officer of the New Mexico Corrections Department who was deputized as a special federal officer and was serving as a Task Force Officer of the USMS’s South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) on Jan. 19, 2017, when the SWIFT Team was executing a warrant for Peralta’s arrest.  Peralta assaulted the Task Force Officer by biting her on the arm, resulting in bleeding and bruising, and by kicking the Officer repeatedly in the chest.

Peralta was indicted on March 14, 2017, and was charged with assaulting a federal officer.  On Jan. 19, 2018, Peralta pled guilty to the indictment without the benefit of a plea agreement.

This case was investigated by the USMS’s SWIFT Team with assistance from the New Mexico Corrections Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Walsh.

Updated August 3, 2018

Violent Crime