A spokesman for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said Kyle Rittenhouse posted a $2 million bond Friday afternoon and was released from the Kenosha County Detention Center.
“He was turned over to his own security detail arranged by his attorney and is no longer in our custody,” said Sgt. David Wright of the Sheriff’s Department.
The 17-year-old has been held at the Kenosha County Detention Center since his extradition from Illinois on Oct. 30. Rittenhouse is charged with first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide and attempted first-degree homicide after shooting three men during protests in Kenosha on Aug. 25. Two men - Anthony Huber of Silver Lake and Joseph Rosenbaum of Kenosha - were killed. Gaige Grosskreutz of West Allis was seriously injured.
"Rittenhouse’s case has become a political lightning rod, with gun-rights activists and conservatives calling Rittenhouse a hero, while those on the left see his case as an example of the danger of right-wing militias," the Kenosha News reported.
“Kyle Rittenhouse is out of jail,” Attorney L. Lin Wood confirmed on Twitter, the newspaper reported. “God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail.”
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In the midst of battles of 20/20, The People needed & deserved some good news. That news was received today with re… https://t.co/J3aLfH93JT— Lin Wood (@Lin Wood)1605909575.0
Kyle Rittenhouse is 17 years old. Since August 25, he has been a political prisoner. All Kyle did was try to help o… https://t.co/yaqBLBRNwa— Lin Wood (@Lin Wood)1605909306.0