Iowa Man Facing Terrorism Charges After Threatening to Kill Pastor

Flores-compressedSIOUX CITY, Iowa — An Iowa man is facing terrorism and assault charges after he recently threatened to kill a local pastor during the Sunday service.

According to reports, last Saturday, David Flores-Marroquin, 25, stood outside of Community Bible Chapel in Sioux City cutting himself with a knife, and wiping blood on the stairs while chanting.

Tranquilino Estrada-Ramirez, the pastor of the church, then approached Flores-Morroquin and asked him to leave. In turn, Flores-Morroquin threatened to kill Estrada-Ramirez with the knife.

Flores-Morroquin returned to the church the following afternoon as services were underway and sat with the congregation. He soon began yelling at Estrada-Ramirez as he preached, and then pulled out a BB gun and again threatened to kill the pastor.

Police were called to the scene, which took Florez-Morroquin into custody. He has now been charged with felony terrorism and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, and is being held in the Woodbury County Jail on $25,000 bond. He faces up to 25 years behind bars if convicted.

As previously reported, this past March, a California man was arrested after he set a church building on fire because he was “mad at God” over the hardships in his life. Hugo Scherzberg, 48, told police that he targeted the Church of the Living God in Pittsbug because it had the words “living God” on it and because it was “readily accessible.”

“Scherzberg admitted that his actions caused significant damage to the entire church building and property within the building, and that almost the entire church building required reconstruction,” the Department of Justice outlines.

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He was sentenced to 41 months behind bars following a plea deal.

In September 2014, an Arizona man who identified himself as the “dark lord” was taken into custody after he urinated on and burned a Bible on the steps of a gospel rescue mission. He allegedly told police that he targeted the location because it was a place of Christian worship and that he was “cursing the Christians.”

Other churches in recent years have reported incidents of arson and vandalism, including inscriptions of “Hail Satan.”

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  • TheBottomline4This

    Sounds like he’s a mentally ill terrorist.

    • Slidellman4life


    • Peter Leh

      maybe not a terrorist but most likely mentally ill. nearly all the mass shooters in america are getting off of or taking psychotropic meds.

  • Theodore Fenton

    “These 50 sodomites are all perverts and pedophiles, and they are the scum of the earth, and the earth is a little bit better place now. And I’ll take it a step further, because I heard on the news today, that there are still several dozen of these queers in ICU and intensive care. And I will pray to God like I did this morning, I will do it tonight, I’ll pray that God will finish the job that that man started, and he will end their life, and by tomorrow morning they will all be burning in hell, just like the rest of them, so that they don’t get any more opportunity to go out and hurt little children.”

    — Pastor Donnie Romero, Stedfast Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday sermon 06/19/2016

  • Josey

    Sounds demon possessed to me, we will see more and more of these incidents, time to use the authority given to us by Christ and rebuke them in the Name of Jesus for His Name is above all!

  • captainsgirl

    We’re in a spiritual war. Time to get saved or you will be left to deal with the Antichrist. And God help you then. The Bible says that will be the worse time this world has ever seen. That men’s hearts will fail them for fear of seeing things coming upon the earth.
    Imagine seeing demons manifesting themselves in daylight right in front of you. That would literally cause people to have massive heartattacks. And then if you aren’t saved, you’ll end up in hell. Talk about frightening! It’s a never ending punishment for rejecting Eternal life. When you reject Jesus you’re saying you don’t want to be happy and safe forever. It’s insane to ignore a sermon that invites you to accept Christ. It’s literally playing Russian Roulette with your own soul. You’re listening to demons who are out to kill, steal & destroy you & your entire family.
    Accept Christ right now, before it’s too late. It’s the most important thing you should do!
    Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.