Leader of Tallahassee hate group arrested

Posted at 2:05 AM, Mar 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 06:26:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In a new development, the leader of a hate group in Tallahassee is seeing the reopening of a 2016 case where he is charged with extortion.

Earlier Wednesday an FBI raid led to the arrest of the man, Jordan Jereb.

Jereb is accused of threatening an employee at Gov. Rick Scott's office.

On Wednesday the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force grabbed several bags of evidence from a home on the 900 block of Park View Drive, which belongs to Jereb's mother.

The FBI has not shared any information on why the raid was conducted or what they are seeking.

Tallahassee Police and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement helped with the search, which started Wednesday morning and ended around 2 p.m.

Before being put in a police car, Jereb screamed, "I didn't do anything wrong! I'm a good person."

His arraignment is set for Thursday morning.

Just last month, Jereb took back a claim that Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz was a member of the Republic of Florida.

His group calls for Florida to be a white ethno-state and to use armed force if necessary.