Government: Ex-Marine facing weapons charges sought race war
WASHINGTON – A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps who a court document says "pledged support to ISIS" and expressed a desire to "conduct a violent revolution against whites" is facing federal weapons charges after allegedly illegally purchasing an AK-47 from an FBI informant.
Clark Calloway of Washington, D.C., made his first appearance in federal court on Friday. The 38-year-old construction worker was ordered jailed until a hearing Wednesday. He's charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a felon and transportation of a firearm with the intent to commit a felony. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Calloway paid $250 for the firearm, which had been disabled by law enforcement, and was arrested when he took possession of it Thursday.
This story has been edited to fix word order in quote: "support to" instead of "to support."