Plea deal in works for Ohio student arrested at Trump rally

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A plea deal is in the works for an Ohio college student who rushed the stage at a Donald Trump rally.

A federal judge in Dayton has scheduled an April 27 status conference.

The judge on Friday continued the case after a prosecutor said both sides wanted more time “to discuss resolution of this matter.”

A trial is set for May 31 for 22-year-old Thomas DiMassimo on a charge of illegally entering a restricted area.

DiMassimo was arrested March 12 at a rally for the Republican presidential candidate at an airport hangar near Dayton.

An attorney for the Wright State University student has said he was only trying to ensure that his political views were heard.

DiMassimo has pleaded not guilty. The charge carries a potential one-year prison sentence.