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Career Criminal Who Survived Being Shot By Kyle Rittenhouse Asks Judge To Change His Name In Secret Proceedings: Court Records

Gaige P. Grosskreutz (28)

Gaige Grosskreutz (28) has apparently asked a Milwaukee County Judge to change his name. He as asked for the proceedings and the details to be sealed from public view.

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Grosskreutz was 26 years old when he pointed a gun at a then-17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse on August 25, 2020. He was then shot by Rittenhouse in the arm. Rittenhouse was acquitted by a jury for the shooting. At that point in his young life, he had had at least six arrests. His criminal arrest record goes back to 2007, when he was only 14 years old. We do not have his juvenile records, as Wisconsin statutes prohibit police from releasing them.

Gaige Paul Grosskreutz ‐ Criminal History (Click here to read entire history)

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#DatePolice AgencyNature as Indicated in Police Reports
111/17/2010West Allis PoliceSimple Assault/Domestic Violence
   Alleged to Have Slapped Grandmother and Smashed Lamp
25/27/2012New Berlin PoliceBurglary of Home/Criminal Trespass to Dwelling/Disorderly Conduct
   Alleged to Have Entered Home and Stole Video Game Equipment and Broke the Lights with
35/27/2013West Allis PoliceCriminal Damage to Property
   Alleged to Have Smashed Window of House Where Girlfriend Was and Threatened Her
45/9/2015Greenfield PoliceDUI/Possession of Firearm by Felon/Possession Firearm While Intoxicated
   Endangering Safety by Use of Dangerous Weapon/Warrants
   Blew .159 while driving/Possessed Loaded Firearm While Intoxicated and Being a Felon
511/4/2019Ashland PoliceLoud Noise/Obedience to Officers
   Loud Music and Refused to Provide Police With ID  
68/16/2020West Allis PoliceProwling
   Videotaping Personal Police Officer Vehicles in PD Parking Lot
710/6/2020West Allis PoliceOWI #2
   Blew .212 Blood Alcohol Level. Governor Tony Ever (D) Appointed Judge Dismissed Case.

During the riots, Grosskreutz was photographed many times holding a pistol. A little more than a month after the shooting, Grosskreutz told TMJ4 reporter Stephanie Haines that he had a valid concealed carry permit. He testified during the Rittenhouse trial that he did not have a valid CCW license. After KCE contacted TMJ4, they issued the following correction:

Editor’s note: This story was published in September of 2020, before the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. During the trial we learned Gaige Grosskreutz’s concealed carry permit was expired.” KCE believes the Concealed Carry License was revoked, not expired. Here is a copy of Grosskreutz’s license that he posted online. The licenses didn’t expire until 1/10/2023. The WI DOJ likely revoked his license, meaning he lied under oath and T. Clair Binger knew it, or should have known it.

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Simply put, Grosskreutz committed perhaps several crimes on August 25, 2020, but was never charged by progressive District Attorney Michael Graveley.

Wis Stat. §786.37 Allows for a name change to be done confidentially, but Grosskreutz will have to show “by a preponderance of the evidence, that publication of his or her petition could endanger him or her and that he or she is not seeking a name change in order to avoid a debt or conceal a criminal record.”

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Is Grosskreutz asserting that he is in danger? Is he trying to conceal his criminal record? If the Judge sides with him, the public might never know.

KCE reached out to Grosskreutz’s attorney Kimberly Motley, who threatened to have this author arrested and sued for writing this article.


  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.


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27 Responses

  1. Grosskreutz, a man with a continuous thirst for trouble, is just one of Reprobate DA Mike Graveley’s many friends in low places.

  2. That clown didn’t want to change his name collecting all that go fund me, or when he was on the news trying to be a claim to fame. Charges should be brought in for the CCL that you stayed. That definitely was known by the DA

  3. His only name change should be to have it changed to all uppercase letters, with an exclamation point afterwards. Maybe change his pronouns from “is” to “mostly is”?

  4. Play stupid games win stupid prizes!!! He’s lucky he missed center mass!!!! Actually we as a society would be better off had he hit center mass!!!

  5. If he changes his name how will the city of Kenosha know who to send his ten million dollar check to??‍♂️??

  6. Read up about Kimberly Motley. Born to a Black Father and Korean mother, has done EXCELLENT human rights work as a FEMALE lawyer in Afghanistan. Yes that’s right, an AMERICAN FEMALE human rights lawyer in Afghanistan! Sad to see her stoop to such levels ) :

  7. BREAKING: Gaige Grosskreutz reports that the petition was to change his name to something less conspicuous so that he may live in obscurity. Here is the list of preferred names he submitted to the Court:

    Shmelly Grosscrotch
    Woke Shmellycrotch

    [note: state laws prohibit convicted felons with shmelly kreutzes from changing their names unless there is clear danger to life or bicep]


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