Source: Department of Justice
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Regis L. Walker, 30, of Pensacola, has been arrested on a charge of mailing threatening communications. The criminal complaint was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
According to the criminal complaint affidavit, 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.
More from the walker_complaint.pdf
The writer stated that five to ten attacks could not be stopped (stating law enforcement “cannot be everywhere at once”), and that the attackers planned on “not giving up” and “dying.”…Your affiant determined that Walker is a registered sex offender and has as his listed address XXXXX Street, Pensacola, Florida. This location is within
approximately five (5) miles of the Jordan Street Post Office. Your affiant also determined that Walker was arrested on June 22,2016, on unrelated harassment
type charges. Walker also appears to have a prior conviction for Aggravated Assault (pursuant to review of the Escambia County Clerk of Court website).