A person accused of setting a Florida church on hearth was being held with out bail Sunday on expenses that embrace tried second-degree homicide and arson.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Workplace charged Steven Shields, 23, on Saturday, hours after detectives say he plowed a minivan by the entrance door of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, doused the lobby with gasoline and set it on hearth, inflicting intensive harm.
A number of individuals have been inside getting ready for Mass when the assault occurred early Saturday, however nobody was damage.
In line with court docket paperwork, Shields instructed detectives he’s mentally unwell however had stopped taking his remedy, the Ocala Star-Banner reported.
Shields instructed detectives what he did was “superior,” and he smiled and laughed, the affidavit mentioned. He instructed detectives he was “on a mission,” known as himself “king” and that he has issues with the Catholic Church and referenced passages within the Bible’s E book of Revelations.
Providers have been being held Sunday in one other a part of the church.
The Marion County Public Defender’s Workplace was closed Sunday and never accepting cellphone messages.
Ocala is about 80 miles (about 130 kilometers) north of Orlando.