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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 20, 2020

Florida Man Sentenced For Making Death Threats On Facebook Posts

Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell today sentenced Chase A. Davis (20, Alva) to six months in federal prison for making a threat over the internet to kill an individual. The court also sentenced Davis to serve 400 hours of community service, to pay $1,440 in restitution to the American Family Association, and to serve a three-year term of supervised release.

Davis had pleaded guilty on November 27, 2019.

According to court documents, on May 22, 2019, Davis transmitted two threats over the internet from Pompano Beach, Florida to Tupelo, Mississippi, to the American Family Association’s Facebook page. The posts contained the following language:

“i am coming to tupelo unexpected with a group of people and we are going to kill every single person who runs your group,” and

“you are the most disgusting people in america. i have put together a group to have you pieces of [expletive] obliterated into dust. yes, i literally mean killing all of you. you people are nothing but disgusting, worn out, and old excuses of human life.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey F. Michelland.

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Updated July 20, 2020