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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty To Stalking

Ocala, Florida – Tommie Raymond Thomas (50, Sumter County, Florida) today pleaded guilty to one count of stalking. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. A sentencing hearing has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, while Thomas was an inmate at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, he anonymously sent a series of five threatening and disturbing letters to a female member of the prison staff. Those letters contained detailed threats involving kidnapping and sexually abusing the staffer and others. The letters included photographic collages with cutout pictures of children pasted onto images of adult pornography.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Ocala Resident Agency. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Hamilton.

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Violent Crime
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Updated August 29, 2018