Jordan Jereb probation hearing set for July

White Supremacist probation hearing set for July
White Supremacist probation hearing set for July
Posted at 5:30 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 14:18:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A case involving the self-proclaimed leader of a Tallahassee white nationalist group, continued in court Wednesday.

Jordan Jereb is charged with lying to law enforcement when they raided his home two months ago.

Jereb claims to lead a group called the "Republic of Florida."

He had initially posted online that the Parkland shooter was a member of his group.

That led investigators to search his home in the Piney Z neighborhood.

They say they found two tactical knives, which violates the terms of his probation from a previous extortion case.

Jereb's attorney says his client is not a threat.

"He's completely innocent, and this whole idea that he's somehow some mastermind white supremacist is pretty ridiculous," said Ethan Way, Attorney for Jordan Jereb. "I mean, if there is a 'Republic of Florida,' he's the only member of it and so, it's just some issues that come up with somebody who, quite frankly, was probably getting a little bit more attention than he should have for some things that he was posting online."

In early August, the court will revisit the misdemeanor charge of "false report to law enforcement".

Jereb has a hearing in July regarding his violation of probation charge.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The self-proclaimed leader of a white nationalist group will remain in jail.

Jordan Jereb was in court April 19, a day after being slapped with a new charge stemming from an FBI raid last month.

There, investigators say they found tactical knives at Jereb's Piney Z home, allegedly violating his probation from a 2016 extortion case.

Jereb claims there's no proof the knives are his.

Jereb entered a plea of "not guilty" to the newer charge of "false report to law enforcement." He will have his first appearance on Thursday for the new charge.

A hearing is scheduled for May 9 to review the probation violation charge.