WASHINGTON (WJZ) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday has been arrested outside the President’s home before.
Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air recently attended Stevenson university in Baltimore County and was on their track team.READ MORE: 'The School Shouldn't Be Open Right Now': Parents React To COVID-19 Outbreak At Cherry Hill Elementary Middle School
Now he’s in the custody of U.S. Marshals.
Mike Schuh has the latest on this story.
Maryland court records shows no previous instanced of violent crime.
The Washington Post reports the man’s father says his son has been having problems for a year and felt everybody was out to get him. Adensanya was taken to a DC hospital for a mental evaluation and treatment of his dog bites after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday.
The Secret Service says it will file eight charges, six of them felonies, against Adesanya. He’s been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats. He was also charged with four misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry.
For 90 minutes last night, the grounds surrounding the White House were locked down.
At around 8 p.m. Wednesday, a man was seen climbing the fence. News cameras show him kicking one Secret Service dog and then another knocks him to the ground before he gets up battling the dogs, punching one as he holds the other dog to the ground. Officers arrive and surround him taking him into custody on the North Lawn. He was not armed at the time.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, this isn’t the first time Adesanya has been arrested outside of the White House. He was arrested on July 27 and charged with unlawful entry of the White House complex. Adensanya was released on July 29 after he appeared in D.C. Superior Court and was ordered to get outpatient forensic screening. He was arrested again on July 30 and charged with unlawful entry at the U.S. Treasury Department building grounds as well as three counts of assaulting, resisting and interfering with a police officer.READ MORE: Almost 9,000 Vaccinated Marylanders Get Additional Shots Since Approval of Pfizer Booster
Ayesanya was due back in court on Sept. 9, but failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Stevenson University confirmed Wednesday that he was a student there in 2013.
“Stevenson confirms that Dominic Adesanya had been a student of the university for the short time period from January 2013 to December 2013, transferring here from a community college. While a student, he played on our DIII track team,” the university said to WJZ in a statement.
Just last month, Omar Gonzales came over the fence armed with a knife. He made it all the way into The White House to the East Room before he was caught.
That breach, and a lapse days earlier when a security guard with a gun road an elevator with the President cost the Secret Service Director Julia Pierson her job.
The agency is now run by Jow Clancy who came out of retirement.
When Gonzales got into The White House, Obama was gone. This time the President was at home when Adesanya hopped the fence. He’s the seventh fence jumper this year.
The latest security breach occurred the same day that a gunman shot a Canadian soldier and went on a rampage at Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa.MORE NEWS: 'We're The Cure To This Situation': 9 Killed, 13 Wounded In Baltimore Over The Past Week
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