Kenosha County judge declines new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse

NOW: Kenosha County judge declines new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse


Updated: 2:22 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2021 

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (AP/CBS 58) -- A judge is refusing prosecutors' request to issue a new arrest warrant for an 18-year-old from Illinois who's accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a Wisconsin police brutality protest last summer.

Prosecutors in Kenosha County asked Judge Bruce Schroeder to issue a new warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse and up his bail by $200,000 because he has failed to update his address as mandated by his bail conditions.

Rittenhouse's attorneys countered that Rittenhouse has been deluged with threats and moved into an undisclosed "safe house" after conservatives posted his initial $2 million bail in November.

Schroeder said Thursday that he would not increase Rittenhouse's bail.

Though the judge denied the prosecution request to raise bond, they did order Rittenhouse to provide the court with his physical address but it will be kept confidential. 

Published: 6:52 a.m. on Feb. 11, 2021

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois 18-year-old charged with killing two people during street protests in Kenosha last summer faces a judge Thursday with prosecutors asking that he be re-arrested.

Prosecutors say Kyle Rittenhouse violated conditions of his $2 million bond by failing to inform the court of his current address.

They’ve asked a judge to order his arrest and hike his bond by $200,000. Rittenhouse’s attorneys say threats have forced Rittenhouse into hiding and they offered to give prosecutors his address if it stays under seal.

Prosecutors have refused, saying the public is entitled to know where Rittenhouse is and that the defense hasn’t presented any evidence of an immediate threat.

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