MORGANTON, NC (WTVD) — A North Carolina man has been charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq or ISIS. A seven-count indictment was unsealed in federal court Monday against Justin Nojan Sullivan, 19, of Morganton.
The Department of Justice said Sullivan is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIL (ISIS); receipt of a gun silencer in interstate commerce with intent to commit a felony; receipt and possession of an unregistered firearm; concealment and storage of a stolen firearm; use of interstate facilities in the attempted commission of a murder-for-hire; and two counts of making false statements to FBI agents.
“According to allegations in the indictment, Sullivan attempted to provide material support to ISIL by acquiring weapons and planning to conduct deadly attacks on our soil,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin.
“As alleged in the indictment, Sullivan pledged allegiance to ISIL, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and planned to carry out assassinations and mass shootings against innocent people,” said U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District of North Carolina.
“Justin Sullivan had elaborate plans to kill hundreds of innocent people to show his support for the terrorist organization, ISIL,” said Special Agent in Charge John A.