Myrtle Beach, SC (WLTX) - The FBI has arrested a man suspected of being a white supremacist who they say talked about carrying out a Dylann Roof style attack.
McDowell established connections with the hate group White Supremacy Extremists during previous prison stints and thought the agent was a member of the Aryan Nations hate group, according to the affidavit.
In another conversation, McDowell said "I just be plotting it out, like, I mean you just run up there on them if they back there partying, and all, with a f****** AK and rip them sumbitches down, and throw, a damn, something at them".
Prosecutors said McDowell told the undercover employee he hadn't decided on a place or time for the attack, but the documents describe the scale of his plans.
Roof was sentenced to death in January after being convicted of crimes stemming from the massacre of a Bible study group at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015, which left nine people dead.
Prior to that, McDowell allegedly posted on December 26: "I love love to act what u think and linked to the Temple Emanu-El Myrtle Beach Conservative Synagogue, the document says".
The day after, he posted on Facebook that he wishes to buy an "iron", or the slang term for gun.
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McDowell's criminal record goes back to 2006 and includes multiple convictions for burglary and assault and battery, as well as assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, according to the State Law Enforcement Division.
During the meeting, McDowell allegedly voiced his frustration with other white supremacists, stating that "screaming "white power" was not getting the job done", adding that he has "the heart to do that shit, but I don't have the good training", according to the complaint.
In the largely incoherent post, McDowell complained about white supremacists who only have tattoos but "don't give a fuck about their white race" and only want to "stay loaded on drugs" he believed were brought in by "the Jews".
On Jan. 12, McDowell had a meeting at a Myrtle Beach motel with an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation employee who he believed handled problems for the Aryan Nations. "Like, I got desire ... not for nobody else ... it just ..."
Around Jan. 25, the document says he posted on Facebook the following statement: "Clean up world jewelry in the name of Yahweh. I want something where I can say, "I f****** did that" me personally".
The federal complaint states that McDowell arranged to meet the agent on February 15, when he bought the gun and ammo for approximately $109.
At the time of his arrest, McDowell was in the parking lot of a Myrtle Beach Hampton Inn holding a bag. Reuben Long Detention Center website indicated that McDowell was released Thursday morning. He also met with an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent at a hotel in Myrtle Beach and talked about conducting an attack on non-whites without getting caught.