Demetrius Pitts

Charged: July 02, 2018
Affiliation
Al Qaeda
State
Ohio
District
Northern District of Ohio
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: November 05, 2019
Sentenced: February 11, 2020
Imprisonment
14 years
Supervised Release
life
Details
Demetrius Pitts
  • Age
    52
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Black
Demetrius Pitts first came to the FBI's attention in 2015, when he sent an inflammatory Facebook message to a California political commentary program. The FBI then monitored Pitts as he posted messages on Facebook that advocates for Muslims to engage in violence. After Pitts said he wanted to target members of the U.S. military, an FBI undercover agent posing as an Al Qaeda sympathizer met with him. Pitts said he wanted to attack multiple cities simultaneously on the Fourth of July holiday of 2018. Pitts pledged an oath of allegiance to Al Qaeda and was arrested after discussing a car bomb with undercover agents.