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January 31, 2019 » Today News

Fort Pierce man sentenced after threatening mass murder in support of Islamic State

Fort Pierce man sentenced after threatening mass murder in support of Islamic State

A Fort Pierce man was sentenced to 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to making threats related to the Islamic State group.

Charlton LaChase, 28, pleaded guilty to two counts of transmitting threats through interstate or foreign commerce Tuesday, according to a U.S. Justice Department news release.

LaChase also will be supervised for three years after his release from prison, the news release states.

LaChase sent text messages professing his support for IS and threatening to commit mass murder, the release states.

Records show after officials searched LaChase’s Facebook account, they found he had tried to purchase guns multiple times and threatened to kill politicians.

Records show after LaChase found out he was under investigation by the FBI, he disposed of his cellphone.

Source: TC Palm

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