A Modesto man was sentenced in federal court on Monday for assaulting a security guard in downtown Fresno, said U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert.
Matthew Faron Blair, 33, was sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison. Court documents say he assaulted the guard on Oct. 14, 2014 during a visit to the Social Security Administration office.
After workers told Blaire his benefits had stopped but could be renewed with paperwork, he became agitated, according to court documents. As Blair was being escorted out of the office by a security guard, he physically assaulted the guard, causing head and mouth injuries that required medical treatment.