Man sentenced for breaking into letter boxes
A U.S. District Court judge sentenced 38-year-old Gerald Charles Nutt Jr. of Fresno to one year in prison for breaking open and destroying letter boxes in Fresno in November 2012, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Monday.
Nutt’s sentence included an order to pay $2,116 in restitution to the U.S. for repairing the letter boxes.
According to court documents, on Nov. 7, 2012, a Fresno police officer responded to a report that a man was breaking into a letter box on East Sierra Madre Street. Upon arrival, the officer found Nutt prying a letter box open with a screwdriver. On Dec. 10, 2012, Nutt pleaded guilty to breaking open two letter boxes.
The case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Baker prosecuted the case.