Fort Pierce Mosque Arsonist May Face Federal Court

Joseph Michael Schreiber (Photo by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office)
Joseph Michael Schreiber (Photo by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office)

FORT PIERCE – The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Port St. Lucie man, on Wednesday, in connection with the fire that was started at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce on the 15-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Joseph Michael Schreiber, 32, is facing two felony state level charges, arson, and evidencing prejudice while committing offenses.

The Fort Pierce Islamic Center is where mass murderer Omar Mateen prayed at, on June 12, 2016, before wounding over 50 people and killing 49 more at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

On Thursday morning, Schreiber was denied bond by Judge Philip J. Yacucci Jr. due to his long criminal history on the Treasure Coast, which mainly occurred in St. Lucie County.

State Attorney Bruce Colton stated that this case could end up in federal court. He also said that due to Schreiber’s charges, and his criminal history he could receive life in prison.

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About Sherrenna Keeler
Sherrenna Keeler was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida. She eventually moved to Sebastian in 2001 and has made the area her hometown ever since. She is a mother of six, a fitness guru, and writes health-related news articles. Sherrenna is currently working on several certifications on nutrition and personal training.