DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that an Ohio college student awaiting federal trial on a charge he tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally has violated the conditions of his bond.
Judge Sharon Ovington on Wednesday ordered 22-year-old Thomas DiMassimo turned over to federal marshals for incarceration until arrangements are made for electronic home detention. Hours earlier, he had asked court permission to travel to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.
Ovington’s ruling didn’t explain what he did wrong, but court records stated that DiMassimo appeared with his attorney and admitted violating his bond. The conditions of his release on his own recognizance included not leaving the southern district of Ohio without court permission.
She refused a government motion to revoke his bond but added conditions.
Earlier story is below.
An Ohio college student awaiting federal trial on charges he tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally wants court permission to go to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.
In a motion to travel filed Wednesday, Thomas DiMassimo swears he will abide by federal and local laws while at the July 18-21 convention.
The 22-year-old Wright State University student was arrested March 12 at a Dayton-area rally at an airport hangar, touching the stage where the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was speaking before Secret Service and other security agents converged.
He has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area.
DiMassimo has said he wanted to grab the microphone at the event to show people they could stand up to Trump.