Trial delayed for man who rushed stage at Trump rally

Thomas DiMassimo's trial now set for August 29th.

(WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has delayed trial for an Ohio college student who allegedly rushed the stage at a Donald Trump presidential campaign rally.

Judge Sharon Ovington reset the trial from this Friday to Aug. 29 for 22-year-old Thomas DiMassimo.

He has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area.

It carries a potential one-year prison sentence and possible fines with conviction.

Attorney Jon Paul Rion is contending that the court should dismiss the case.

He has said the Wright State University student was only trying to ensure his political views were heard.

Video from the rally at an airport hangar north of Dayton shows that DiMassimo touched the stage where Trump was speaking as Secret Service agents and other security officers converged on the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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