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Man sentenced for attack on loss prevention officer at midtown Safeway

Published: Friday, Mar. 21, 2014 - 6:51 pm

A man convicted in the stabbing of a loss prevention officer at a midtown Sacramento Safeway store has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison.

A jury in January convicted Fidel Moralez, 51, of robbery with the use of a weapon causing great bodily injury and assault with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced Friday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Ernest Sawtelle.

On Oct. 15, 2013, Moralez entered the Safeway at 1814 19th St., selected food items and left the store without paying for the merchandise, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release. Two loss prevention officers followed Moralez out of the store and attempted to detain him for shoplifting. Moralez pulled out a knife and sliced one officer’s forearm. The officer suffered a 5-inch slash to his forearm, and damage to tendons and muscle, requiring surgery.

Moralez has a criminal history dating back nearly 30 years, according to the DA’s office. His prior felony convictions include robbery, grand theft, multiple charges of buying or receiving stolen property, vehicle theft and drug possession.


Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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