Pensacola Man Arrested on Federal Charges for Mailing Threatening ISIS Letter to Escambia County Sheriff

Friday, October 14, 2016

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Regis L. Walker, 30, of Pensacola, has been arrested on a charge of mailing threatening communications.

Regis L. Walker

Regis L. Walker

According to the criminal complaint affidavit filed by the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida , Walker mailed a threatening letter on notebook paper to Sheriff Morgan at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The affidavit further alleges that 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 appeared to sign the note as “ISIS ALLAH.”

The punishment for the crime alleged is a maximum of five years in prison. Walker will remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals at the Santa Rosa County Jail pending further judicial proceedings. Future court appearances will take place in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola on a date to be determined.

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.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

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.

Click here to read the Federal Complaint against Regis L. Walker

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