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Western District of New York

Friday, January 27, 2017

Buffalo Man Indicted On Charges Of Assaulting Federal Officers And Damaging Government Property

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.-Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Kevin Allen, Jr, of Buffalo, NY, with assaulting federal officers and injuring government property. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment and a previously filed complaint, on November 1, 2016, the defendant, a fugitive, was driving a vehicle on Kilhoffer Street in Buffalo when two United States Deputy Marshals attempted to pull the vehicle over. Rather than comply, Allen rammed into the two vehicles being driven by the Deputy Marshals. The Marshals were not injured but the vehicles sustained extensive damage.

The indictment is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service, under the direction of Marshal Charles Salina.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated January 27, 2017