ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A guilty verdict was reached in the case of a man who attacked a mailman. Video from September 2021 shows the moments after Elias Gallegos threatened the mail carrier and then hid in a stranger’s backyard a few blocks away near Constitution and San Mateo.


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One of the officers fired off his bean bag gun to stop him and Gallegos eventually surrendered. During a short trial Tuesday, a jury found Elias Gallegos guilty of assault on a federal officer. He faces a minimum of eight years behind bars at sentencing.