Feds: Army deserter who supported ISIS faces gun charges

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Federal prosecutors say a Washington state Army deserter who made statements supporting Islamic State fighters has been charged with illegally possessing firearms, including a machine gun.

They say Daniel Seth Franey was barred from having guns because he was subject to a protection order taken out by his former partner, but he nevertheless had several weapons.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, several residents complained to police that the 33-year-old from Montesano was talking about supporting the Islamic State and advocating the killing of U.S. troops overseas.

Franey was due to appear in federal court Monday afternoon.