RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Henrico woman accused of lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group will remain in custody until her next court appearance.
Heather Coffman waived her right to a preliminary hearing in Richmond Federal Court Wednesday afternoon. She could face up to eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted on the charge of lying about an offense dealing with terrorism.
She will remain in custody until her next court date, which has not yet been set.
The 29-year-old was arrested after authorities analyzed five Facebook accounts they believe belong to Coffman. Investigators say they showed support for ISIS.
The FBI investigated Coffman for seven months and one of her Henrico neighbors recalled seeing FBI agents conducting surveillance in the area.