Thursday, July 28, 2016
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Robert Blake Jackson, 31, of Pensacola, made an initial appearance today in federal court after being arrested this morning on a charge of making materially false statements in a federal investigation. The criminal complaint was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
According to the criminal complaint affidavit, on several occasions in 2014 and 2015, Jackson made Facebook postings expressing support for extremist terrorist groups and stating a desire to assist the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL). The affidavit also alleges that, in January 2015, a Pensacola telemarketing business reported it had fired Jackson for viewing ISIL and other terrorist-related websites and videos on his work computer. It is further alleged that, when FBI agents interviewed Jackson in June 2015, he denied all these activities.