According to reports, Kenosha County prosecutors seek an arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse over bond violations and will pursue a higher bond. Prosecutors are hoping Wednesday’s motion will rein in Rittenhouse because “Rarely does our community see accused murderers roaming about freely.”
Prosecutors went to the judge on Wednesday to secure a new warrant for the Illinois teen charged with shooting three people, killing two of them, during an anti-police protest in Wisconsin over the summer. Court documents show prosecutors cited Rittenhouse for failing to inform the court of his change of address within the 48 hour grace period. The motion asks Judge Bruce Schroeder to raise Rittenhouse’s bond to $200,000.
The court filing submitted on Feb 3, read in part:
“It is important to note that the $2 million came from a dubious Internet fundraising campaign, and the defendant and his family did not post any money toward that bond. As a result, the defendant is free from custody with minimal incentive to comply with his bond conditions. He posted no money so he has no financial stake in the bond. He is already facing the most serious possible criminal charges and life in prison, so in comparison, potential future criminal penalties are insignificant. Indeed, the defendant has already demonstrated his carefree attitude by going to a bar immediately after his arraignment on January 5, 2021 and drinking 3 beers in the company of known “Proud Boys” while flashing white supremacist signs and wearing a ‘Free as (expletive)’ shirt.”
“Rarely does our community see accused murderers roaming about freely. As a result, the defendant’s bond requires him to update the Court in writing within 48 hours of any change of address or telephone number.”