Prosecutors Seek Rittenhouse Arrest, Higher Bond

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On Wednesday, prosecutors in Wisconsin asked a judge for a new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse after he apparently violated his bail conditions.

Rittenhouse failed to inform the court of a change of address within 48 hours of moving. A notice for a hearing was returned to the sender without a forwarding address.

Prosecutors filed the motion with Judge Bruce Schroeder, asking for an arrest warrant and an increase of $200,000 to Rittenhouse’s bail.

Rittenhouse’s attorney, Mark Richards, countered in his own motion Wednesday that death threats have driven Rittenhouse into an “undisclosed Safe House.” Richards said he offered to give prosecutors the new address in November if they would keep it secret but they refused. He said Rittenhouse has stayed in constant contact with him.

The defense attorney says that Rittenhouse’s previous attorney, John Pierce, was advised by a high-ranking member of the Kenosha Police Department to not provide the address to the “Safe House” because of the threats Rittenhouse was receiving.

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