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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 10, 2019

Texas Man Sentenced to 46 months for Threatening Communications

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Diontre Lawayne Davis, 24, of Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced yesterday, to 46 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for threatening communications. 

Davis previously admitted that, from August to October 2016, he posted death threats to a student at the University of Kentucky (UK), via Twitter.  Law enforcement became aware of the threats; and in November 2017, Davis came to the UK campus armed with a concealed handgun.  Due to the nature of the threats, UK evacuated the area until law enforcement confirmed the threat had been alleviated.            

Under federal law, Davis must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence; and upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a term of three years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; James Robert Brown, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI; and Joe Monroe, University of Kentucky Chief of Police, jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the University of Kentucky Police.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Cynthia T. Rieker.

Updated May 14, 2019