RICHMOND, Va. – A Virginia man who prosecutors describe as a supporter of the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 10 years ‘ imprisonment for a felon in possession of a firearm.
The U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia said in a Monday statement that the 29-year-old Casey Charles of Spain was released from prison in August.
The statement says that after his release he discussed on the recorded conversations his desire to travel abroad and join with the militant group. He also came under the FBI’s supervision.
Prosecutors say that Spain is also spoken about his plans to buy a semi-automatic pistol with a 50 round magazine.
A confidential FBI source provided Spain with a Glock pistol appear inert for safety reasons. He initially tried to escape arrest and was held.