PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – The Federal Bureau of Investigations says a man was arrested on terror-related charges on Feb. 6. The FBI said the arrest happened in Plainfield on the same day President Obama visited Indianapolis, but the two were not related.
The FBI said the case was based out of St. Louis. The St. Louis division of the FBI said in a release that five people were arrested for of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorist, while a sixth person overseas was charged.
One of those individuals, 26-year-old Nihad Rosic of Utica, New York, was in the Marion County Jail from Feb. 6 to Feb. 11, according to online jail records.
Rosic is also charged with conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country.
Court documents show Rosic and the others are accused of sending and conspiring to send money and military gear and gun accessories to terror groups since May 2013.
According to the indictment, the group was transferring money and shipping equipment to people in Bosnia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, to be given to terrorists. The group was also sending money to the families of people fighting with terrorists groups in Syria and Iraq.
Documents also show they communicated through social media, speaking in codes and nicknames so not to attract attention.
Authorities believe Rosic wanted to go fight overseas. The indictment alleges Rosic attempted to board a flight to get to Syria in July 2014, but it doesn’t reveal why he didn’t make it to Syria. Documents also show Rosic and another group member discussed getting a “night vision optic” with a built-in camera to record killings.
If convicted, the crimes of conspiring to provide material support and providing material support carry penalties ranging from 15 years for each count and fines up to $250,000. The crime of conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country carries a penalty of up to life in prison.