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Federal Inmate Sentenced to Serve Four Additional Years in Federal Prison after Assaulting a Federal Corrections Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – REYES LUIS HOLGUIN, 31, of Phoenix, Arizona, has been sentenced to serve an additional 48 months in federal prison for assaulting a federal corrections officer, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

According to public record, in August 2023, Holguin was an inmate at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City, when he entered a federal corrections officer’s office without permission.  Holguin slammed the door shut and told the officer, “You are not leaving the office.” Holguin then assaulted the officer before quickly being subdued by the same officer. The officer sustained minor injuries. As a result of this incident, on November 7, 2023, a federal grand jury charged Holguin with assault on a federal officer involving physical contact.

On February 1, 2024, Holguin pleaded guilty, and admitted to physically assaulting the federal corrections officer.

At the sentencing hearing on June 5, 2024, U.S. District Judge Bernard M. Jones sentenced Holguin to serve 48 months in federal prison to be served after his existing sentence—a 10-year sentence for distribution of fentanyl in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona—followed by three years of supervised release. In announcing the sentence, the Court noted the serious nature of Holguin’s assault on the officer, his criminal history, and the need to deter Holguin and other federal inmates from engaging in similar conduct.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bow Bottomly prosecuted the case.

Reference is made to public filings for additional information.

Updated June 6, 2024