Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr.

Charged: February 21, 2017
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Missouri
District
Western District of Missouri
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr.
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Through confidential sources, the FBI became aware of Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr.’s social media posts about ISIS. An undercover FBI employee began to engage online with Hester, who expressed interest in “hitting” the government “hard.” The FBI employee told Hester he could introduce him to “one of the brothers.” Hester then met in person with another undercover FBI agent. As part of a sting, FBI agents provided Hester with three AK-47 rifles and two handguns, as well as components for pipe bombs.