Prosecutors: Kyle Rittenhouse violated terms of release, seek arrest

Kenosha shooting: What you need to know about Kyle Rittenhouse

KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen accused in the fatal shooting of two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer, has violated the conditions of his release, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Rittenhouse, now 18, was released on $2 million bail in November. Prosecutors said Wednesday that Rittenhouse violated his bond agreement by not informing the court when he moved from his listed home address, WTMJ reported.

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Rittenhouse is charged with first-degree intentional homicide for the death of Anthony Huber, 26, of Silver Lake, Wisconsin; attempted first-degree intentional homicide for the shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, of West Allis, Wisconsin; and first-degree reckless homicide for the death of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha, according to a criminal complaint.

If convicted, RIttenhouse could face life in prison.

The Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office argued in a motion filed Wednesday that a warrant should be issued for Rittenhouse’s arrest and that his bail should be boosted by $200,000, the television station reported.

Rittenhouse’s cash bond was raised from online supporters WIS-TV reported.

The office of Rittenhouse’s defense attorney, Mark Richards, told WTMJ that they are looking into a response.

Kenosha detectives said they went to the apartment Rittenhouse listed as his address, and a man there said he had rented the apartment since Dec. 15, WIS reported. He added that Rittenhouse no longer lived there.

Prosecutors said Rittenhouse failed to correct the address on a document signed Jan. 22.

“In a criminal case as serious as this one, it is critically important that the Court be able to monitor the defendant’s whereabouts at all times,” prosecutors wrote.

Prosecutors also wrote in their filing that Rittenhouse “demonstrated his carefree attitude by going to a bar immediately after his arraignment on Jan. 5, 2021, and drinking three beers in the company of known ‘Proud Boys’ while flashing white supremacist signs and wearing a ‘Free as (expletive) shirt.”

Rittenhouse’s next scheduled court appearance is March 10, WIS reported.