Prosecutors Seeking to Have Bond Revoked or Modified for Chris Cantwell
Prosecutors are asking for white nationalist Christopher Cantwell's bond to be changed or revoked.
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Prosecutors are asking for white nationalist Christopher Charles Cantwell's bond to be changed or revoked.
Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office filed a motion claiming Cantwell allegedly violated terms of his release again.
The New Hampshire man has been out on a $25,000 bond after being charged with illegal use of tear gas. Cantwell is accused of spraying tear gas during a white nationalist rally at the University of Virginia on August 11, 2017, one day before he was expected to participate in the Unite the Right rally.
A judge ruled back on April 26 that Cantwell could not name or reference the alleged victims in the UVA incident - Emily Gorcenski and Kristopher Goad - online or in his radio shows.
In court documents [pdf], the commonwealth says, “Following this hearing, the Defendant [Cantwell] continued to engage in online and on-air communications inconsistent with amended bond conditions entered by this Court. Specifically, the Defendant referred to one of the [alleged] victims in this matter by name on a radio broadcast and repeatedly referred to one [alleged] victim by identifying characteristics on social media on multiple occasions.”
A hearing on this motion has yet to be set. A jury is scheduled to hear the charge against Cantwell during a five-day trial in Albemarle Circuit Court starting on August 13.