Man from Albuquerque sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for assaulting federal employee

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Ethan Guido, 31, of Albuquerque, New Mexico was sentenced in federal court on May 27 in Albuquerque to 24 months in prison for assault upon a federal employee involving use of a deadly weapon and assault upon a federal employee involving physical contact.

Guido pleaded guilty to these offenses on Aug. 20, 2019. According to Guido’s plea agreement, he walked into a United States Postal Office with returned mail for insufficient postage in Bernalillo County, New Mexico on May 29, 2019. As postal service members attempted to explain the reason for the returned mail, Guido became angry and was asked to leave. Guido then walked up to the postal service member as he walked out of the building and rammed him with his chest, knocking the postal service member to the ground. Guido then proceeded to drive away from the parking lot, reversed his car, hit the postal service member and sped away.

The United States Postal Inspection Service investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eva Mae Fontanez and Niki Tapia-Brito prosecuted the case.

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