Pensacola Man Sentenced to Prison for Mailing Threats to Sheriff

Regis L. Walker (Photo from: Escambia County Jail)

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — A Pensacola man was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty to mailing threatening communications to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

In a press released, the USDOJ said that Regis L. Walker, 31, mailed a threatening letter on notebook paper to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, addressed to the sheriff.

In the letter, officials say that Walker claimed several people who had joined ISIS would simultaneously attack military bases, beaches and schools at a non-specific time and could not be stopped by law enforcement officers.

Walker made a specific reference to the attack in Orlando that killed 49 people, according to USDOJ officials.

Officials also say that 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,” the USDOJ stated.

The case resulted in an investigation by the FBI, the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.



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