A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted the man who triggered a wide-ranging White House security review this month after allegedly jumping a fence and running into the executive mansion through an unlocked front door.
Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, was charged with one federal count of entering a restricted building or grounds while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon in connection with the Sept. 19 incident. He also was charged with two violations of District laws: carrying a dangerous weapon outside a home or business, and unlawful possession of ammunition.
Gonzalez, was previously charged by federal complaint with the unlawful entry count, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The D.C. weapons charge carries up to a five-year prison sentence, and the ammunition count up to one year in prison.
Gonzalez has been jailed since the incident and faces a detention hearing Wednesday afternoon in federal court in which he will likely continue to be held.
A Virginia judge last week revoked Gonzalez’s $5,000 bond on two state felony counts arising from a July 19 incident in which he was stopped on Interstate 81 after allegedly eluding police and carrying a sawed-off shotgun, a map with a line pointing to the White House and an assortment of other weapons and ammunition.