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Baldwin County Man Sentenced to 17 Months’ Imprisonment for Threatening to Kill Law Enforcement Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

MOBILE, AL – A Baldwin County man was sentenced on January 29, 2024, to 17 months in prison for making threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer.

According to court documents, David Clarence Shaw placed multiple calls to the Operations Center of the Federal Bureau of Investigation threatening to kill a federal task force officer and referring to himself as the “Angel of Death.”  After serving his 17-month sentence, Shaw will serve a three-year term of supervised release. 

“Law enforcement officers put themselves in harm’s way daily to protect the public,” said United States Attorney Sean P. Costello.  “Threats to their safety – or to any member of our community – will not be tolerated.”  

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kasee S. Heisterhagen prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated January 31, 2024