Prosecutors in Kenosha County, Wisc., have requested an arrest warrant be issued for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager awaiting trial for shooting and killing two people during a protest over the police shooting of a black man last year, saying that he violated the conditions of his bond by not providing the court with an accurate home address.
According to court documents filed Wednesday, the address Rittenhouse listed when he posted $2 million bail is a false address where he no longer resides, and that he failed to update his address when he signed paperwork on January 22, a violation of the terms of his bond.
Prosecutors said a notice mailed to Rittenhouse in late December at the address he listed was returned about a month later with a U.S. Postal Service marking that indicated the letter was unable to be forwarded.
On Monday, two Kenosha detectives were dispatched to the address Rittenhouse listed to find him, but instead found a man who said he, not Rittenhouse, lived in the home and provided evidence he has lived in the house since December 14.
Prosecutors have requested that a warrant be issued for Rittenhouse’s arrest, and that his bond be increased by an additional $200,000.
Rittenhouse faces felony charges for fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and injuring a third during anti-racism protests after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August. Last month, he pled not guilty to all charges related to the shooting in Kenosha, and maintains he acted in self-defense. IN January, 18-year-old Rittenhouse was spotted at a bar with members of the Proud Boys, an alt-right group, wearing a shirt emblazoned with the phrase “Free as F**k.”.