The solely survivor of the 2020 Wisconsin shootings by teenager Kyle Rittenhouse has a prolonged criminal file that features housebreaking, drunk driving and a home incident, in accordance with a brand new report.
Gaige Grosskreutz, 28, was in court docket simply six days earlier than Rittenhouse’s homicide trial — the place he was a star witness — to have a latest drunk driving cost dismissed “on a technicality,” the Daily Mail reported Monday.
Yet Grosskreutz’s record of prior scrapes with the legislation was not revealed to the jury when he testified at Rittenhouse’s homicide trial that he attended demonstrations in Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020, to function a paramedic.
But information reviewed by the Mail present that Grosskreutz has a criminal file relationship again greater than 10 years, the outlet stated.
On Aug. 16, 2020, simply days earlier than the Rittenhouse shootings, he was arrested by cops in West Allis for allegedly “prowling” when he was nabbed videotaping police automobiles in a police division parking zone round 1 a.m.
“Gaige appeared to be videotaping personal vehicles in the rear police parking lot,” in accordance with a police report obtained by the Mail. “Gaige made clear his anti-law enforcement views. Gaige was arrested for prowling, booked, cited and released.”
On May 9, 2015, Grosskreutz was stopped by police in Greenfield, about 40 miles from Kenosha, after cops reported he had “bloodshot and glassy” eyes — with the officers recovering a 9mm Glock 19 handgun from his automobile.
In 2013, he was charged with smashing the bed room window at an ex-girlfriend’s residence at 4 a.m., with the lady claiming he had been harassing her on the telephone.
One yr earlier, was hit with a felony housebreaking cost in New Berlin when cops stated he was caught attempting to promote three stolen PlayStation consoles, the outlet reported.
And in 2010, Grosskreutz was arrested and charged with hitting his grandmother within the face throughout a dispute, throughout which he additionally threw a lamp and broken a wall.
The then-17-year-old swung “a lamp into the living room wall, damaging the lamp and the wall and struck her across the face with an open hand,” a report in that case stated.
Police stated he was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal harm.
In addition, he has prior juvenile arrests which are sealed, the Mail stated.
Rittenhouse, 18, is on trial for homicide and different prices for wounding Grosskreutz and killing two different protesters in Kenosha throughout violent demonstrations stemming from Jacob Blake’s police taking pictures.
The teen has claimed self-defense.
Closing arguments within the case came about Monday, with the jury anticipated to start deliberating on Tuesday.