The intruder who scaled a White House fence and opened the unlocked door while having a knife on him Friday received a GED from Orange High School and played football for the Panthers, according to published reports.
New River Regional Jail Former Panther Omar J. Gonzalez
Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, faces up to 10 years in prison if he is convicted of illegally entering a restricted area with a dangerous weapon.
Now a resident of Copperas Cove, Texas, former Army soldier Gonzalez was also stopped while walking along the south fence area in front of the White House on Aug. 25 with a hatchet in his rear waistband but was not arrested, according to federal authorities. He was arrested earlier in the summer in Virginia, where he had several weapons in his car and a map with the White House circled, officials said.More »