Bond set in trespass case near Obama's home

September 24, 2008 2:17:09 PM PDT
Bond was set at $250,000 for a man who was arrested near Senator Barack Obama's South Side home. Omhari L Sengstacke, a convicted felon, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and criminal trespassing to state land.

Sengstacke is the grandson of late Chicago Defender publisher John Sengstacke.

Police say he approached the security barriers about a block from Obama's home early Tuesday morning and was asked to leave but returned. Investigators say Sengstacke told them he needed to speak with Obama about getting a job.

The Secret Service says no threats were made against Obama or his family.

Police did find a gun and bulletproof vest in Sengstacke's car.

The Sengstacke family released a statement saying they are passionate supporters of Obama and Sengstacke had no intent to harm anyone.