Ryan Secrest’s alleged stalker has pleaded not guilty:
Via Associated Press:
A man arrested outside Ryan Seacrest’s workplace has pleaded not guilty to a felony stalking charge.
Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. entered the plea Tuesday through an attorney. A court commissioner ordered Uzomah to stay 500 yards away from Seacrest if he is released from jail on $150, 000 bail.
Los Angeles police arrested Uzomah at the E! Entertainment Television headquarters in Los Angeles on Friday. A request for a civil restraining order stated he was carrying a knife at the time.
Uzomah appeared in street clothes during Tuesday’s hearing and agreed to be represented by a public defender. He is due back in court Nov. 16. Seacrest did not attend.
And in weirder news, Uzomah is a Sergeant under the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion ‘ a part of the Army’s special forces. People magazine reports that an Army has apologized to Ryan.
Army spokesman Lt. Col. Nathan Banks told TMZ, “We apologize to Ryan Seacrest. Pending the outcome of the local investigation, the Army will decide what further action to take. We take all matters of our personnel seriously.”