Odom appears in court following arrest

Posted at 4:15 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 18:15:46-05

A man wanted by Idaho authorities in an attack that left a church pastor seriously wounded appeared in court briefly in Washington, D.C., where he had been arrested and was ordered held until a hearing April 6.

Kyle Odom appeared in District of Columbia Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon after being arrested after allegedly throwing items over the White House fence.

Odom stood wearing handcuffs and a chain connecting his ankles for the six-minute hearing. He said only his name when asked. His assigned public defender, Ieshaah Murphy, said her client declined to waive an extradition hearing and be sent back to Idaho within the next few days. Instead, a hearing was scheduled for April 6 in Washington. The only issue is whether the warrant in his case is valid.

Odom wore a green shirt and bright blue athletic shorts in court as well as tennis shoes with the laces removed.

His attorney declined to comment after the hearing.