A Modesto man who planned a thwarted Christmas Day attack on Pier 39 was sentenced to 15 years in prison, authorities said Monday. A district court judge sentenced the 27-year old man for attempting to provide material support to designated foreign terrorist group ISIS.
According to agreement terms, Everitt Jameson, who pled guilty June 4, voiced support for the Islamic State of Iraq and el-Sham from September to December. In talks online with a confidential source, Jameson expressed support for the Oct. 31 terror attack in New York City.
In a Dec. 16 exchange, Jameson claimed to have funds and military combat training, and said he could obtain supplies, including explosives, nails and PVC pipe, in order to attack San Francisco’s Pier 39. Authorities said Jameson, a tow-truck driver, was arrested Dec. 22 before he could carry out his plan.
Jameson had joined the Marines and received basic training, including earning a sharpshooter rifle qualification. But in court documents, he was described as having been ultimately discharged for failure to disclose a history of asthma.
Sarah Jameson said that the family had been OK with her nephew converting to Islam, although they had joked with him about “blowing things up.”
But he would always answer, “We’re the good ones,” she said.