McDowell is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to a sworn FBI statement, agents began investigating McDowell after he threatened a synagogue on Facebook and told an undercover agent he wanted to commit an attack in the "spirit of Dylann Roof."

FBI Thwarts Attack By South Carolina White Supremacist Planning “Dylann Roof-Type” Act

According to a sworn FBI statement, agents began investigating the man after he threatened a synagogue on Facebook and told an undercover agent he wanted to commit an attack in the “spirit of Dylann Roof.”