Rocky Mount area man charged with trying to help ISIS

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – A federal criminal complaint has been made against Romeo Xavier Langhorne, a man who has lived in and out of the Rocky Mount area over the past five years.

The complaint, filed in the Middle District of Florida and Western Virginia District Federal Courts alleges Langhorne attempted to provide material support to ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

The affidavit obtained by WFXR goes into detail, stating Langhorne created and shared a video earlier this year that showed how to make tracetone triperoxide; a deadly explosive.


It also states that Langhorne had directed an undercover FBI agent in the production of a video that would give instructions on how to discreetly acquire the materials and combine them to create that explosive.

Langhorne was a resident of Florida at the time the conversations with the FBI agent began, but in April of this year relocated to Virginia.

On April 9th, agents in Roanoke who were conducting surveillance observed Langhorne leave the train station in Roanoke and go to his mother’s house.

Langhorne first came to the attention of law enforcement in 2014 when he posted on his Facebook account images in support of ISIS and pictures of himself with his face covered in a red Arab headdress.

Langhorne was scheduled to appear for a hearing November 15th in the Western Virginia District Court in Roanoke.

He is being held at the Western Virginia Regional Jail where he was booked November 15th.

Watch WFXR News First at 10 for more on this developing story.

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