Anti-Rittenhouse protester body-slams reporter outside Kenosha courthouse, arrested for battery

Rittenhouse trial protests turn violent at Kenosha County courthouse

Rittenhouse protesters taken into custody as tensions outside Kenosha courthouse reach fever pitch.

One of the two protesters arrested outside the Kenosha courthouse – the man seen wearing a “F— Kyle” T-shirt as officers took him into custody – is facing charges related to bail jumping, meaning he has a prior criminal record, Fox News Digital has learned. 

The jury in the trial for Kyle Rittenhouse is expected to enter a third day of deliberation Thursday. 

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The 20-year-old male suspect, Anthony Chacon, has been charged with felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping, battery, resisting and disorderly conduct, Sgt. David Wright, a spokesman for the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department, confirmed to Fox News Digital. 

Anthony Chacon, 20, has been charged with felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping, battery, resisting and disorderly conduct.
(Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department)

The details of his prior arrests related to the bail jumping charges were not immediately available. 

Wisconsin court records show two open cases for someone matching Anthony Chacon’s name and age – one from Sept. 2020 for domestic abuse and disorderly conduct, and a second from Jan. 2021 for substantial battery-intend bodily harm, party to a crime and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

Kenosha County assistant District Attorney Jessica Krejcarek, who is listed as the prosecutor handling those cases, did not immediately return a Fox News Digital request for comment Thursday. 

A Fox News Digital reporter on Wednesday witnessed the male suspect, who was wearing a “F— Kyle” black T-shirt, body-slamming a reporter, attacking a counter-protester and slapping multiple cameras before being arrested. 

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    Anti-Rittenhouse protester arrested outside Kenosha courthouse. ( )

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    A demonstrator is detained outside of the Kenosha County Courthouse during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Rittenhouse, 18, is accused of homicide in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, as well as attempted homicide for shooting Gaige Grosskreutz.  (Photographer: Christian Monterrosa/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

A second suspect arrested Wednesday, 34-year-old Shaquita Cornelious, is facing charges of resisting, disorderly conduct, and possession of marijuana, Wright added.  

Shaquita Cornelious, 34, is facing charges of resisting, disorderly conduct, and possession of marijuana

In first announcing the arrests Wednesday, the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department released a statement on social media saying “law enforcement needed to deploy several officers to keep crowds of citizens and media from interfering.” 

Wright continued, “The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department and the Kenosha Police Department fully recognized the importance of media coverage surrounding the trial. The media and the public have a responsibility to give space to law enforcement and allow them to perform their duties. Please do so.”

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