Man with ties to Roanoke Valley pleads guilty to trying to give support to ISIS

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(WFXR) — A man with ties to Roanoke and Franklin County pleaded guilty on Thursday to attempting to provide material support and resources to a terrorist organization.

Court documents show Romeo Xavier Langhorne pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014, knowing it was a terrorist organization.

The Department of Justice says in late 2018 and early 2019, Langhorne spoke with an undercover FBI agent posing as a member of ISIS to create an instructional video on how to make explosives.

He was then arrested in November 2019 at his Roanoke home

Langhorne faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

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