Dominic Adesanya, White House fence jumper, misses D.C. court appearance

    A Secret Service police officer walks outside the White House. (Photo: AP)

    WASHINGTON (WJLA) – The most recent person to climb over the White House fence was set to appear in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday.

    Dominic Adesanya, of Bel Air, Md., was scheduled to appear for a status hearing on previous attempted breaches at government buildings.

    Adesanya, 23, climbed over the fence of the White House on Oct. 22 and was soon apprehended on the North Lawn on Pennsylvania Avenue by uniformed Secret Service agents.

    He was most recently charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House and harming two law enforcement dogs.

    Adesanya was previously arrested at the White House on July 27 and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation. Three days later, he was apprehended again on July 30 after he refused to leave the Treasury building and attempted to hit officers.

    Adesanya’s hearing was scheduled to start at 10 a.m., but he was actually sent to a low-security jail in North Carolina, where he will undergo the evaluation.

    A pre-trial date has been set for Feb. 25.

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