The man suspected of shooting a prominent Idaho evangelical pastor appeared in court for the first time Wednesday following his arrest outside the White House after he was seen throwing items over the security fence.
Kyle Odom, 30, was ordered held without bond Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court after he was charged with being a fugitive from justice.
Secret Service agents took Mr. Odom into custody Tuesday night after he was seen tossing items over the security fence at the White House. When agents ran his name through a law enforcement database, they discovered he was wanted by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department in Idaho for the shooting that injured pastor Tim Remington on Sunday.
Mr. Remington gave the invocation prayer Saturday at a rally for the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, which led to early speculation that the attack may have been politically motivated.
Mr. Odom appeared in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday, where he declined to waive an extradition hearing. He will now remain in jail pending an April 6 hearing.
Coeur d’Alene Police Detective Jared Reneau said Mr. Odom had attended Mr. Remington’s church a few times. In a manifesto that Mr. Odom apparently mailed to various news outlets this week, he wrote that the pastor was a member of a Martian species that had taken over the Earth.