A Virginia woman charged with lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group is scheduled to appear in federal court.
A detention hearing is set Wednesday afternoon in Richmond for 29-year-old Heather Elizabeth Coffman of Henrico County. She has been in custody since her arrest Monday.
According to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent, Coffman's Facebook posts supporting the extremist organization also known as ISIS prompted an undercover investigation. The FBI says she talked about making arrangements for her husband to train and fight with the group in Syria, only to have him back out when they split up. The FBI says Coffman offered to make similar arrangements for the undercover agent.
Court records show a judge has barred lawyers from talking publicly about the case.