Dylann Roof Copycat Sentenced in Federal Court

July 12, 2018, 9:21 am EST | Share:

CONWAY, SC (WTAT-TV) — The Pee Dee man who authorities say plotted a Dylann Roof style attack has been sentenced.

Benjamin McDowell of Conway will spend 33 months in federal prison.

Authorities say they recorded multiple conversations of McDowell talking to an undercover FBI agent posing as a white supremacist.

Eventually, the two met so that McDowell could buy a gun – which he was not allowed to have because he is a convicted felon.

When he is released from prison, he will be under supervised release for three years.