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Rittenhouse not violating bond after appearing at Mount Pleasant tavern, police say

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 16:37:50-05

MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant police say they received a report of Kyle Rittenhouse, accused of shooting and killing two people during protests in Kenosha, at a local pub while out on bond.

The person who contacted police said they thought they spotted Rittenhouse, via video, at Pudgy’s Pub on Tuesday. The caller said she was concerned the 18-year-old was in violation of his bond agreement.

Mount Pleasant police later confirmed that Rittenhouse was not in violation of his bond agreement. Police said they made the confirmation with the Kenosha County District Attorney's office.

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Kyle Rittenhouse appears via Zoom in a Kenosha County Court on Monday, November 2, 2020 for his initial appearance.

Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty to charges including first-degree intentional homicide on Tuesday. He is free on a $2 million bond, paid for via fundraisers.

Mount Pleasant police said Friday that officers followed up on the call from the concerned citizen. Arriving at the pub, located at 7800 Washington Ave., officers determined that the person was in fact Rittenhouse. He was also in the company of a parent, between the hours of 2:25 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. on Jan. 5.

In Wisconsin, people under the age of 21 can legally drink alcohol in a bar if they are with a parent.

A reporter for the Kenosha News tweeted this photo of Rittenhouse reportedly in Pudgy's. [Warning: Tweet contains vulgar language]:

Rittenhouse is accused of shooting and killing Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum and seriously injuring Gaige Grosskreutz during protests and unrest in Kenosha in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

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