Newport News man charged in White House security breach

FILE // Secret Service officers search the south grounds of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (WAVY) — A Newport News man appeared in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia Tuesday, after the U.S. Secret Service says he tried to get into White House grounds Monday morning.

Michael Fogg, 27, was charged with assaulting, resisting or interfering with a police officer and unlawful entry. Both charges are misdemeanors. The Secret Service says Fogg tried to go in a pedestrian gate as a construction worker was leaving White House grounds.

An officer from the Uniformed Division arrested Fogg after a confrontation, the agency said.

Document: Micheal Fogg charging papers

Court documents say Fogg, who pleaded not guilty, told officers he was at the White House to see the President and believed he was the “highest God” and wanted to talk to the President about Fogg’s wives. Fogg resisted by keeping his hands in his pockets, and it took four officers to handcuff him, according to the paperwork.

Fogg was released from custody, but ordered to stay away from the White House complex. Fogg’s next hearing is scheduled for March 19.

The Secret Service has confirmed this was one of three attempted breaches since Sunday. All three suspects have been charged.

A source from a Newport News car dealership told WAVY News that a man named Michael Fogg stopped by several times last month, saying the dealership should call President Obama about Fogg getting a car. Newport News Police confirmed that two weeks ago officers gave a 27-year-old man named Michael Fogg a summons for trespassing after being banned from the business.

WAVY News has left a message with Fogg’s attorney seeking comment.

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