26-year-old Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr. will be spending the next two years behind bars after pleading guilty on March 9th to stalking Ryan Seacrest.
Uzomah, a Los Angeles Army reservist who served as a sergeant in the US Army Reserve was arrested on October 3oth, 2009 after showing up at the E! Entertainment Television headquarters while trying to gain access to Seacreast. At the time of his arrest Benjamin had a knife on hand.
Uzomah was already on probation after a September run-in with Seacrest’s personal security in which he attacked one of his bodyguards. The first attack occurred right after Seacrest left a Children’s Hospital event in Orange County.
Seacrest wrote on his personal blog last fall about the original incident:
“His aggressive and violent efforts to come into physical contact with me are extremely frightening to me,” adding “They have jeopardized not only my personal safety, but also the safety and well-being of those around me.”
Uzomah is now to stay 500 yards away from Seacrest and his place of work for the next decade or approximately 8 years from the time he is released from prison.