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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Citrus County Man Pleads Guilty To Making Threats To Use An Explosive Device

Ocala, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that David Wayne Willmott, Jr. (25, Inverness) today pleaded guilty to three counts of making threats to use an explosive device. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison for each count. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled.

 

According to court documents, on three separate dates (November 25, 2014, April 17, 2015, and April 23, 2015), Willmott sent e-mails containing bomb threats to various private and government facilities. The locations targeted in the e-mails included a nuclear power plant, an elementary school, a sheriff’s office, two courthouses, and two airports in central Florida. The investigation revealed that the threats had originated from specific computers at a public library in Citrus County, and that Willmott had been the person using the library computer at the time each of the threatening e-mails was sent.

 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert E. Bodnar, Jr.

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Cyber Crime
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Updated April 18, 2017