The mysterious “Jump Kick Man” talked about throughout the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the person that was labeled as the one which stomped Rittenhouse’s head when he fell to the bottom, has been identified as a Kenosha man with an in depth criminal historical past spanning a long time.
Jump Kick Man was given the identify throughout the second incident on August 25, 2020 that led to Rittenhouse fatally capturing Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz. While working from a crowd of individuals, Rittenhouse tripped and fell. During this second, Jump Kick Man allegedly ran up and stomped on the then 17-year-old’s head.
Rittenhouse fired two pictures on the man, however missed. It was after these pictures that Huber reportedly hit Rittenhouse within the head along with his skateboard. Rittenhouse fired a single shot that killed Huber. Following that, Grosskreutz reportedly approached Rittenhouse along with his fingers up. When Rittenhouse regarded away for a second, Grosskreutz pulled out a handgun and pointed it on the teen. That was when Rittenhouse shot Grosskreutz.
The Dan O’Donnell Show has revealed that Jump Kick Man is a 40-year-old black male from Kenosha, Wisconsin. His identify has been withheld “as he has not been criminally charged in connection with the Rittenhouse case,” in response to the radio present host.
“Sources indicate that he contacted prosecutors and offered to testify, but in exchange requested immunity from an ongoing drunk driving and domestic abuse case with which he was charged in June,” in response to O’Donnell.
At the time of the shootings, the person was reportedly out on probation following a conviction for home violence battery. He initially confronted a jail sentence of 9 months, however accepted a plea deal lower than two months earlier than the August 25 incident.
That plea deal gave the person 12 months probation as an alternative of jail time. He reportedly violated that plea deal the next yr, and was sentenced to seven months in jail.
The man has a criminal document that dates again a long time, together with felony convictions for automobile theft, drug possession, ID theft, and escaping custody.
His first conviction reportedly listed within the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access on-line database is for felony escape, or escaping custody. He was sentenced to 2 years in jail and 5 years of prolonged supervision on the escape cost.
Once launched, he was convicted in 2003 of possession of THC, and was sentenced to 5 days in jail. Another THC possession conviction bought him one yr of probation in 2007, in response to O’Donnell.
He then reportedly violated the phrases of that probation and was arrested on a number of counts of felony id theft in 2008.
He was in a position to attain a plea deal in that case, and was sentenced to simply three years of probation. Less than 4 months later, he escaped arrest in one other incident and was sentenced to 1 yr in jail.
Once launched, he was reportedly convicted of automobile theft and was as soon as once more sentenced to probation. The arrest reportedly violated the phrases of probation set forth by the id theft case, and he was subsequently sentenced to 2 years of jail and two years of prolonged supervision.
He was convicted as soon as once more in 2013, this time of each drug possession and obstructing a police officer as a repeat offender, and was sentences to 6 months in jail.
Three years later, the person was charged as a repeat offender with home violence-related disorderly conduct, however acquired simply two years of probation. In 2018, he violated the phrases go that probation and was sentenced to 1290 days in jail.
According to O’Donnell, “At this point, Jump Kick Man had been sentenced to probation in three different cases and violated the terms of that probation every single time. Still, a judge last June sentenced him to probation yet again…and yet again he violated the terms of that probation earlier this year.”
“He likely should have been in jail, though, and was not only because he received yet another break from the Kenosha County criminal justice system. In a very real sense, this break may have indirectly led to the death of Anthony Huber and shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz,” he added.