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Leader of Tallahassee hate group enters a 'plea of denial'

Leader of Tallahassee hate group enters a 'plea of denial'
Leader of Tallahassee hate group enters a 'plea of denial'
Posted at 5:00 PM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 13:49:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The leader behind a known hate group in Tallahassee is still behind bars after the FBI raided his mother's house Wednesday and found two weapons.

Jordan Jereb is being held at the Leon County Detention Center with no bond. He violated his probation from an extortion case two years ago, but now, he's hired a new attorney and entered a "plea of denial."

Jereb was seen in court through a webcam at the jail. His mother suggested he hire Ethan Way to represent him, to which he agreed.

It was his mother's house where FBI agents pulled out a computer tower and several bags of evidence after a daylong search in Tallahassee's Piney Z neighborhood.

Jereb has legally requested for all of the material the state has in this case and he's demanding a hearing about it as well.

The case will be given to a new judge, who will then make the decision whether or not Jereb can be released.

Jereb is the leader of a group called the Republic of Florida. He's taken back a claim that the Parkland shooter was one of his members and he is not in jail for anything related to that.