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Fugitive Arrested After Attacking Reporter At Kenosha Courthouse

Kenosha, WI – Two people were arrested in violent incidents in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse on Wednesday as the jury deliberated the fate of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse inside.

FOX News was filming on the front steps of the courthouse when an anti-Rittenhouse protester in a t-shirt that read “[F-K] Kyle” body slammed a reporter on Nov. 17.

The melee began after 20-year-old Anthony Chacon called a female Rittenhouse supporter a “meth head” while holding a sign with what he claimed was her jail mugshot photo with the words “EMILY CAHILL CONVICTED FELON POSSESSION METH AMMO HANDGUN,” the Cardinal News reported.

The woman yelled obscenities back at Chacon as video showed someone approached her from behind and tried to steal her posters.

Then Chacon threw his sign at the woman and a fight broke out, the Cardinal News reported.

That’s when Chacon punched a reporter and knocked him to the ground.

He also slapped several cameras before police arrested him, according to FOX News.

It turned out that Chacon was already wanted for bail jumping when he assaulted the reporter and others at the courthouse, FOX News reported.

Kenosha Sheriff’s Department Sergeant David Wright confirmed that Chacon was charged with felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping, battery, resisting, and disorderly conduct.

Sgt. Wright said authorities also arrested 34-year-old Shaquita Cornelious on Nov. 17 on charges of resisting, disorderly conduct, and possession of marijuana, Wright added.

Cornelious is the co-chair of Black Lives Matter Lake County in Illinois.

Cornelious was repeatedly told to move back by police officers and ignored their commands before she was taken into custody, according to Cardinal News.

Video showed that protesters became outraged when the woman was taken to the ground and handcuffed.

Sheriff’s deputies also escorted a man with a gun out of the crowd outside the courthouse on Nov. 17; however, he was not arrested.

General chaos continued outside the Kenosha County Courthouse on Thursday as jurors entered the third day of deliberations in the murder trial.

Five nearby schools have switched to virtual learning for the remainder of the week because of the protests and expected upheaval when the verdict is announced.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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