A federal prosecutor in Columbus says Aaron Daniels wired $250 to an ISIS operative in January and told an undercover informant about his interest in traveling overseas to commit jihad.
The 20-year-old Daniels was taken into custody Monday at John Glenn Columbus International Airport after a months-long investigation.
An indictment Thursday charged Daniels with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman said Daniels wired $250 to now-deceased ISIS operative Abu Isa Al-Amriki in January.
CBS affiliate WBNS reported the complaint against Daniels also states that he set up email addresses and a social media account using the aliases Harun Muhammad and Abu Yusef. He used those accounts to expresses his interested in jihad and to seek funding to travel to Syria and Afghanistan.
A message was left with Daniels’ court-appointed attorneys.
Daniels remains in jail while his lawyers and prosecutors file arguments over holding him without bond or putting him on home arrest with electronic monitoring.