Woodlake man faces 7 years in prison
Wilfredo Avalos stole a neighbor’s TV and then threatened his life
WOODLAKE – A Woodlake man faces up to seven years in state prison after stealing a neighbor’s TV and then threatening the victim’s life.
On Oct. 30 in Department 10 of the Tulare County Superior Court, a jury convicted Wilfredo Avalos, 25, of first-degree residential burglary, criminal threats, and dissuading a witness by force or threat. Each count is a felony and considered a strike offense.
In the evening of Aug. 26, 2017, a Woodlake couple heard a noise outside their home and saw the defendant walking with a neighbor’s television set. When they confronted him and called the police, Avalos threatened the husband by telling him that if he (Avalos) got in to trouble, “I will come back here and kill you.”
The police arrived shortly thereafter and arrested him. Avalos faces up to seven years in state prison at sentencing scheduled for Nov. 20, 2018, in Superior Court. The case is being presided by Judge Kathryn Montejano. The case was prosecuted by Supervising Deputy District Attorney Cindy Underwood and investigated by the Woodlake Police Department.