GREENSBORO, NC– A former Rowan County deputy pleaded guilty Thursday for attempting to aid international terrorists.
The FBI announced that Donald Ray Morgan, 44, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. He faces up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
According to reports, Morgan knowingly attempted to provide support and resources to Al-Qaida in Iraq from January 2014 to August 2.
Morgan was reportedly first arrested on August 2, 2014 at JFK International Airport on a federal indictment for possession of firearm by a felon. He was returning to the U.S. after an eight-month stay in Lebanon.
Morgan’s sentencing is set for February 18, 2015.