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Pensacola Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Mailing Threats to Escambia Sheriff

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Regis L. Walker, 31, of Pensacola, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison today, after pleading guilty on January 17, 2017, to mailing threatening communications.  The sentence 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 the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, addressed to the sheriff.  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 officers.  Walker made specific reference to the 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.”


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 prosecuted 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


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

Updated November 27, 2017

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