Phoenix terror suspect Derrick Thompson released from jail

Posted at 9:23 AM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 22:16:17-04

A suspected ISIS sympathizer was released from jail after he posted bail.

Derrick Thompson (aka Abu Talib Al-Amriki) was released from jail on March 21.

Back in December, a grand jury indicted Thompson on charges related to supporting ISIS.

Investigators say between January 2015 and December 2016, Thompson solicited, incited or induced others to promote or help ISIL, also known as ISIS.

According to court records, in October 2016, Thompson made several Google searches including: midnight mass, martyrdom vs. suicide and which type of gun is the most powerful.

He also reportedly posted on his Google Plus account in October, "We need to get down with this ISIS S***."

In January 2015, investigators say Thompson tried to buy a gun with the intent to carry out an attack. However, Thompson is a convicted felon which prohibits him from buying a firearm.

Thompson, who was raised Arizona, was involved in two armed robberies in 2005 along with two other men. They robbed two men in two days, along with a handgun and an SKS rifle with bayonet.

Thompson was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for his involvement in the crimes and released on January 1, 2013.

Thompson pleaded not guilty last month to charges of supporting the terror group and plotting a "lone wolf" style attack.

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