Following the issuing of arrest warrants in two counties, Chrystul Kizer co-prosecutor Zachary Brost has asked the Judge assigned to the case to raise her bail from $400,000 to $1,000,000. Kizer is accused of the June 5, 2018 shooting death of Randall Volar III. Kizer, who was supposed to go to trial in the case this June, is now on the run following the issuance of a $40,000 cash warrant from Kenosha for four counts of felony bail jumping and another warrant out of Milwaukee.
In a court filing by ADA Brost:
“The defendant’s actions cause concern for both the appearance of the defendant in court, as well as protection of members of the community from serious harm, as the defendant is alleged to have engaged in additional acts of violence subsequent to her release from custody.”
Kenosha County Court Commissioner Jon Mason initially set Kizer’s bail at $1,000,000 on June 13, 2018. On February 6, 2020, Kizer’s bond was lowered to $400,000 by Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge David Wilk. About two weeks later, liberal activist groups post Kizer’s $400,000 bail and she was released after spending about a year and a half behind bars.
Kizer was arrested after she got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend, David Melton. Originally, the Milwaukee County DA’s office decided not to issue charges against Kizer, even with her crimes being caught on camera. KCE emailed the embattled Milwaukee DA John Chisholm who ignored our email and instead, charged Kizer with a lone count of disorderly conduct. Melton spent more than five years in prison for two felony convictions of “causing mental harm to a child.” The charges were plead down in Milwaukee Circuit Court from “1st Degree Child Sex Assault – Sexual Contact with Person under Age of 13.” He is a registered sex offender.
On January 7, 2024, City of Milwaukee Police Officers Joseph Carlson and Ryan Fekete were dispatched to 2453 N. 17th Street, Unit #7, in the City of Milwaukee, County of Milwaukee, for a battery complaint. The original 911 caller was Chrystul Kizer. Kizer, who reported that a male put his hands on her and tried to rape her. Kizer also disclosed that Melton is a child molester. In the background, a male voice could be heard yelling, “stop hitting me”. Kizer would not stop screaming on the call.
Upon arriving on scene, Officers Carlson and Fekete knocked on the door of Unit 7. Kizer opened the door and the officers were immediately met with Kizer and the male resident of the apartment, Melton, arguing. The officers separated Kizer and Melton.
Kizer reported that she recently learned that Melton was a convicted child sex offender and Kizer accused Melton of lying when Melton told Kizer why Melton was on supervision. While on scene, the police attempted to keep Kizer and Melton separated, but Kizer continued to yell and swear at Melton. On multiple occasions Kizer refused police commands to remain separated.
An argument between Kizer and Melton ensued over who owned a cell phone. Kizer claimed the cell phone was hers and attempted to wrestle the cell phone away from Melton. Melton handed the cell phone to police. The cell phone had multiple messages sent to “Chrystul”. When confronted with this information, Kizer said that she does weird shit because she was locked up for two years for killing a pedophile. Kizer denied attempting to snatch the phone from Melton’s hands despite officers just witnessing Kizer do so in their presence.
Melton asks the officers to allow Melton to get his keys and his wallet so that he can leave the residence. As the officers attempted to keep Kizer and Melton separated, Melton was confrontational multiple times with the police. At one point, Kizer was moving a tote with a baseball bat inside of it. Kizer told Melton, “go get your shit before I hit you with this mother fucking bat”. The police warned Kizer that if Kizer engaged in any further threats of violence, Kizer would go to jail.
Melton could not find his car keys in the residence. Melton believed that the last place he had his car keys was inside of his jeans. During this time, Kizer continued to use abusive and profane language against Melton. The police repeatedly instructed Kizer to calm down and relax, as Kizer was repeatedly yelling at the police. The police warned Kizer again, that if Kizer continued to yell and act belligerently, Kizer would be arrested and go to jail.
Throughout the entire encounter, Officers Carlson and Fekete worked to diffuse the situation and keep Kizer away from Melton.
As Melton continued to look for his car keys to leave, Melton and the police started examining Kizer’s belongings that were in a tote container. In response, Kizer lunged at Melton and attempted to strike Melton in the face directly in front of police. After receiving multiple warnings from police, and continuing to engage in abusive conduct in front of police, ultimately culminating in swinging at another human being in the direct presence of police, Kizer was placed under arrest.
As Kizer was being arrested, Kizer physically resisted police and used Kizer’s body weight to go down to the ground and resist. The officers yelled for Kizer to put her hands behind her back as Kizer continued to resist.
Thereafter, Kizer called out for Melton, asking for help and referring to Melton as her husband. Kizer continued to yell out Melton’s name as Kizer was being removed from the apartment building, all of which caused a disturbance within the building. Once outside, a citizen witness intervenes and tells Kizer that she needs to calm down and the police will not be able to help Kizer if she continues to yell at the police.
After Kizer was arrested, Officer Carlson interviewed Melton. Melton disclosed that Kizer repeatedly struck and scratched Melton without consent on the above date, at the above location. Melton also reported that Kizer threw a chair at Melton resulting in Melton sustaining an injury to Melton’s leg. Officer Carlson observed injuries on Melton’s body consistent with Melton’s report.Mtn ST Modify Bond 1 Kizer, Chrystul D 2018CF000643 Kizer, Chrystul D. 5877152 238