Two Wisconsin men suspected of having ties to ISIS were arrested near San Angelo earlier this month, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
The Department of Justice said Jason Ludke, 35, and Yosvany Padilla-Conde, 30, both of Milwaukee, were arrested by FBI and local law enforcement near San Angelo. Tom Green County Sheriff David Jones confirmed to KVUE the men were arrested Oct. 5.
Ludke and Padilla-Conde were charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS. The criminal complaint alleges the two were traveling from Wisconsin to Mexico, and intended to acquire aid and documents necessary to travel to Syria and/or Iraq.
"Terrorism remains the FBI’s top priority in keeping Americans safe. The arrest of these two individuals from Wisconsin, underscores how the real threat of terrorism can occur anywhere, at anytime. I would like to commend the efforts of the JTTF (Joint Terrorism Task Force) which includes a wide range of our law enforcement partners who work tirelessly for the safety of our citizens. We encourage all citizens to remain vigilant in reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement,” said Justin Tolomeo, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Milwaukee in a release.
Both Ludke and Padilla-Conde were booked into the Tom Green County Jail, but have since been turned over to the FBI, according to KVUE's sister station KIDY.