COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio man accused of trying to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State group has been formally indicted.
A federal prosecutor in Columbus says Aaron Daniels wired $250 to an IS group operative in January and told an undercover informant about his interest in traveling overseas to commit jihad.
The 20-year-old Daniels was taken into custody Monday at John Glenn Columbus International Airport after a monthslong investigation.
An indictment Thursday charged Daniels with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
A message was left with Daniels' court-appointed attorneys.
Daniels remains in jail while his lawyers and prosecutors file arguments over holding him without bond or putting him on home arrest with electronic monitoring.