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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pensacola Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Indictment for Mailing Threats to Sheriff Morgan

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Regis L. Walker, 30, of Pensacola, pled guilty today to mailing threatening communications. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

In June 2016, Walker mailed a threatening letter on notebook paper to Sheriff David Morgan at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. In the letter, Walker claimed several people who had joined ISIS would simultaneously attack military bases, beaches, and schools at a nonspecific time and could not be stopped by law enforcement. Walker made specific reference to the recent attack in Orlando, Florida, that killed approximately 50 people. Walker wrote that the attackers planned on “not giving up,” and that they “plan on dying.” He appeared to sign the note as “ISIS ALLAH.”

Walker faces a maximum of five years in federal prison. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 6, 2017 at 12:30p, at the United States Courthouse in Pensacola.

This case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Assistant United States Attorney David L. Goldberg is prosecuting the case.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access available public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

 

For more information, contact:
Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer

(850) 216-3854, amy.alexander@usdoj.gov

 

 

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated January 18, 2017