The enigmatic 'Jump Kick Man' mentioned during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has been identified as a Kenosha man with a lengthy criminal past.
The enigmatic "Jump Kick Guy" mentioned during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the man who was accused of stomping on Rittenhouse's head as he dropped to the ground, has been identified as a Kenosha man with a long criminal past.
Jump Kick Man was named after the second incident on August 25, 2020, in which Rittenhouse fatally shot Anthony Huber and injured Gaige Grosskreutz. Rittenhouse stumbled and collapsed while fleeing a mob of people. Jump Kick Man allegedly ran up and stomped on the then-17-year-head old's at this point.
Rittenhouse attempted two shots at the man, but both were unsuccessful. Huber allegedly smacked Rittenhouse in the head with his skateboard following these shots. Huber was murdered by a single shot fired by Rittenhouse. Grosskreutz then allegedly approached Rittenhouse with his hands raised. Grosskreutz pulled out a revolver and aimed it at Rittenhouse when he looked away for a second. Grosskreutz was shot by Rittenhouse at that point.
The Dan O'Donnell Show has revealed that Jump Kick Man is a 40-year-old black male from Kenosha, Wisconsin. His name has been withheld "as he has not been criminally charged in connection with the Rittenhouse case," according to the radio show 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," according to O'Donnell.
The man was apparently on probation at the time of the shootings after being convicted of domestic abuse charges. He was facing a nine-month prison sentence when he accepted a plea agreement less than two months before the August 25 event.
Instead of going to jail, the guy was sentenced to 12 months of probation. The next year, he allegedly broke the terms of his plea agreement and was sentenced to seven months in prison.
The man has a criminal record that dates back decades, including felony convictions for car theft, drug possession, ID theft, and escaping custody.
His first conviction is for felony escape, or fleeing imprisonment, according to the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access web database. On the accusation of eluding capture, he was sentenced to two years in jail and five years of extended supervision.
After being freed, he was convicted of THC possession in 2003 and sentenced to five days in prison. According to O'Donnell, another THC possession conviction in 2007 earned him a year of probation.
In 2008, he was jailed on numerous charges of felony identity theft after allegedly violating the terms of his probation.
In that case, he was able to secure a plea agreement and received only three years of probation. He evaded capture in another incident less than four months later and was sentenced to one year in prison.
He was reportedly convicted of auto theft after his release and put to probation once more. He was sentenced to two years in jail and two years of extended supervision after the arrest allegedly breached the terms of his probation in the identity theft case.
In 2013, he was sentenced to six months in prison after being convicted of both narcotics possession and obstructing a police officer as a repeat offender.
Three years later, the guy was charged with domestic violence-related disorderly conduct as a repeat offender, but only received two years of probation. He was sentenced to 1290 days in prison in 2018 for violating the terms of his probation.
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.