Iowa man held after arrest near White House
WASHINGTON - An Iowa man arrested in Washington after the Secret Service found a hunting rifle, ammunition and a knife in his car parked near the White House will stay in jail for now.
A judge on Thursday ordered R.J. Kapheim, of Davenport, held until a Friday hearing. He has been charged with illegally carrying a rifle in the District of Columbia, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
Court documents filed Thursday say Kapheim approached a Secret Service post Wednesday and said he had an appointment with the president, who Kapheim said called him directly. The officer determined he didn't have an appointment. Kapheim showed officers to his nearby car and let officers search it.
He was arrested after officers found the rifle in the back seat.