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Guatemalan National Sentenced to Prison for Assault on Federal Officers

     TUCSON, Ariz. – On April 5, 2019, Walfre Lopez-Giron, 25, of Guatemala, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge Raner C. Collins to six months’ imprisonment to be followed by a term of two years supervised release.  Lopez-Giron had previously pleaded guilty to assault on federal officers.  

     On Nov. 27, 2018, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of individuals who had entered the country illegally in an area near Three Points, Ariz.  Lopez-Giron fled from the agents, but was later arrested.  During his arrest, Lopez-Giron threw sand in one agent’s eye and spat in another agent’s face. 

     The investigation in this case was conducted by United States Customs and Border Protection.  The prosecution was handled by Raquel Arellano, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-18-02664-TUC-RCC

RELEASE NUMBER:    2019-045_Lopez-Giron

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