Prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old charged with homicide after protests turned deadly in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last August, after he was released on bond.
Prosecutors are also asking the court to raise Rittenhouse’s bond for charges in two homicides, according to WISN 12 News reporter Derrick Rose.
Prosecutors realized Rittenhouse’s address listed at the time of his release was not accurate anymore after attempting to deliver a hearing notice to the home, the outlet reported. Rittenhouse reportedly failed to provide the court with a change of address, according to the outlet. Prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday requesting the court increase his bail by $200,000 since he allegedly violated the terms of his release. (RELATED: REPORT: Kyle Rittenhouse Spotted At Bar Wearing ‘Free As F*ck Shirt, Drinking Beer)
NEW: The courts can not find #KyleRittenhouse . Prosecutors now want his bond for charges in two homicides raised. @WISN12News pic.twitter.com/8A9emLI969
— Derrick Rose (@DRoseTV) February 3, 2021
Heard from Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney tonight. He’s not missing. Based on court docs I’ve seen, his attorney says he was moved to a “Safe House” weeks ago at an undisclosed location citing “numerous threats.” That address wasn’t listed in official court record, his old one was.
— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) February 4, 2021
Rittenhouse’s attorney, who objected to the latest bond increase, said the family had moved to a “safe house” after receiving death threats. Attorney Mark Richards said Rittenhouse’s defense team attempted to reach out and disclose the new address on the stipulation that it be filed under seal, the outlet reported.
Prosecutors, however, refused the request, WISN 12 News reported.
Before reportedly failing to provide the court with a change of address, Rittenhouse was spotted out at a bar with a parental guardian wearing a shirt that said “free as f*ck,” as previously reported.
Prosecutors wrote in the motion filed Wednesday that Rittenhouse “demonstrated his carefree attitude by going to a bar immediately after his arraignment on Jan. 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,” according to WISN 12 News.
Rittenhouse was originally released from jail in November on a $2 million cash bond, as previously reported.
Rittenhouse has been accused of murdering two protesters, Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, while injuring 22-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz, during civil unrest ignited by the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. He faces six charges from the shooting, including first-degree intentional homicide and attempted intentional homicide.
Rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty to all charges, according to the Associated Press.