Guilty as Charged for Attacking a Law Enforcement Officer

Carl Henry Telusma, 30, of Fort Myers, was found guilty as charged of Battery on a Law
Enforcement Officer and Resisting an Officer with Violence. The jury returned the guilty verdict
following a one-day trial in Lee County.

Telusma attacked a correctional officer with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office while incarcerated
in the Lee County Jail for a previous battery case. He punched the deputy in the neck and
attempted to kick him.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 2nd. Assistant State Attorney Tyler Lovejoy prosecuted the

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office