Bond Conditions Changed for Christopher Cantwell
Bond conditions are changing for Christopher Charles Cantwell, the man charged in connection to a torch-lit white nationalist rally at the University of Virginia last summer.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Bond conditions have changed for Christopher Charles Cantwell, the man charged in connection to a torch-lit white nationalist rally at the University of Virginia last summer.
Cantwell has been out on a $25,000 bond after being charged in Albemarle County with illegal use of tear gas. He is accused of spraying tear gas during a white nationalist rally at UVA on August 11, 2017, one day before the Unite the Right rally.
An Albemarle Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday that the 37-year-old New Hampshire man will be held behind bars until he gets an alcohol bracelet.
The ruling comes after Cantwell was charged for public swearing and intoxication in Loudon County on March 31. At the time he was released on his own recognizance.
The judge said Thursday that she is not concerned the defendant will not show up to court, but believes Cantwell could pose a public danger when drinking.
She also ruled Cantwell cannot name or reference the alleged victims in the UVA incident - Emily Gorcenski and Kristopher Goad - online or in his radio shows. He claims in a lawsuit that counterprotesters are attempting to frame him. The defense fought to gain access to text messages from Gorcenski, Goad, and possibly others connected to them, but the prosecutor fought back against that.
The judge ruled to only allow videos and pictures the victims have seen for evidence.