American News Feb 4, 2021 4:25 AM EST

Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly in violation of bail, prosecutors seek new arrest warrant

The Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office argued in a motion that Rittenhouse failed to update his current living address which directly prevents the courts from knowing his whereabouts, thus violating the conditions of his current bond.

Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly in violation of bail, prosecutors seek new arrest warrant
Katie Daviscourt Seattle, WA
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Prosecutors in Wisconsin asked the Kenosha County Court Wednesday for a new arrest warrant and $200,000 bond for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen who allegedly acted in self-defense after shooting three and killing two during an anti police riot in Kenosha, WI on August 25.

Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted intentional homicide in the wounding of a third, and a misdemeanor charge of underage firearm possession. Rittenhouse was released from jail on a $2 million bond last November.

Prosecutors alleged "the 18-year-old violated his bond agreement by not informing the court (within 48 hours) when he moved from his listed home address," reported by WTMJ-4.

The Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office argued in a motion that Rittenhouse failed to update his current living address which directly prevents the courts from knowing his whereabouts, thus violating the conditions of his current bond.

Rittenhouse was seen at a bar drinking in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, last month which sparked a major controversy after he posed with two men who flashed the 'OK' hand symbol. Not only was he featured in a controversial photograph, he is only 18 years-old, but since he was with his mother he was allowed to drink under Wisconsin State laws.

The prosecutors said in their motion that it is unusual for any homicide defendant to be allowed to roam freely and the court needs to know where Rittenhouse is at all times, according to the Associated Press.

"He posted no money so he has no financial stake in the bond," the prosecutors wrote. "He is already facing the most serious possible charges and life in prison, so in comparison, potential future criminal penalties are insignificant."

Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney, Richards, argued in his motion that police told defense attorneys not to provide safe house addresses since Rittenhouse and his family received various threats after the August 25 incident.

Richards also stressed that Rittenhouse has made all of his court appearances and has stayed in constant contact with him. They provided the judge with his safe house address, requesting it to be sealed in a separate motion.

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