Ex-Marine charged in Islamic State case
A District ex-Marine has been charged with federal firearms offenses, U.S. prosecutors said, after his military training and Facebook posts expressing pro-Islamic State and extremist-racist ideologies made him an object of an undercover FBI investigation.
Clark Calloway, 38, a divorced construction worker, was arrested Thursday after buying an AK-47 automatic rifle and ammunition for $250 in two installments from a paid FBI informant who had posed as an Islamic State sympathizer. The FBI disabled the weapon beforehand.
According to an arrest affidavit by FBI Special Agent Adam Pool, Calloway told the informant, the third paid FBI source to approach him in a year-long investigation, that he was thinking about attacking police and preparing for a race war.
Calloway allegedly mentioned a police station in Washington such as the 1st District substation near his work near Pennsylvania Avenue SE, although he did not want to target Muslim officers, Pool wrote.
He was charged by criminal complaint with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a felon and transportation of a firearm with the intent to commit a felony, namely assault with a deadly weapon.