Suspect Name, Mugshot Emerges In Charlottesville Car Attack That Killed 1, Injured 26

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Update 12: Charlottesville Police have officially named James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of Ohio as the suspected driver in an attack on a crowd of counter-protesters that killed one and injured 26 earlier today, NBC reported.

They've also released Fields's mugshot:

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Update 11: The Washington Post is reporting that the driver of the 2010 gray Dodge Challenger that was driven into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville today was registered to a James Alex Fields of Ohio. A man with that name was also booked into the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail on Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder.

So, while it has yet to be officially announced, it looks like we have our suspect...

The car is registered to 20-year-old James Alex Fields of Ohio, according to vehicle registration records reviewed by The Washington Post. Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer told The Post that a man with the same name and age was booked Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit and run. Kumer said Fields is being held without bail.

The Associated Press is now reporting that the number of people injured in the attack has climbed to 26.

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Update 10: City Manager Maurice Jones confirms that 3 people are dead (1 from the car attack and 2 police in a helicopter crash) and 35 more were injured following a disastrous day in Charlottesville. Furthermore, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas confirmed the driver is being charged with criminal homicide.

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Update 9: In a press conference following today's attacks in Charlottesville, which killed one young woman, and a helicopter crash that killed two offiers, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had some choice words for far-right demonstrators who converged on the town: "Go home...and never come back."

“You came here today to hurt people and you did hurt people. But my message is clear: We are stronger than you. You have made our commonwealth stronger you will not succeed. There is no place for you here there is no place for you in America. Go home…and never come back.”

The driver's identity and any information about his possible motive for the attack have yet to be released.

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Update 8: In the latest development in what was already a bizarre, tragic day, a police helicopter crashed into a wooded area near a gold course in Charlottesville, not far from where the “Unite the Right” rally was being held.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. ET according to clips and photos posted on twitter. A local ABC News affiliate has released audio of the emergency dispatch reporting the helicopter crash.

It is unknown if there are casualties or injuries.

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Update 7: The organizer of today's rally that drew hundreds of white nationalists and various extremists to Charlottesville said he disavows the violence that eroded it. According to AP, Jason Kessler said in an interview Saturday evening that whoever drove a car into a group of counter-protesters “did the wrong thing.” He said he was saddened that people were hurt. Kessler is a local blogger and activist who described the event as a pro-white rally. He planned it to protest the city’s decision to remove a Confederate monument. He also criticized law enforcement’s response to the event, which was dispersed before speakers could take the stage. He said they did a poor job controlling the chaos to allow free speech.

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Update 6: Citing a state official, AP confirms that the driver of a car that plowed into a group of marchers in Charlottesville is in police custody. Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran said the driver, a man, has been arrested. Moran did not immediately provide a name of the driver.

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Update 5: Meanwhile back in Charlotesville, the Police have shut down the block as a helicopter hovers above. Additionally, the UVA Medical Center official says one person has died and 19 were injured after a car plowed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville. University of Virginia Medical Center spokeswoman Angela Taylor confirmed the death to The Associated Press.

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Update 4: Discussing today's violence and tragic incident in Charlottesville, Trump called for "a swift restoration of law and order" saying "when I watch Charlottesville, to me it's very, very sad" adding that "the hate and division must stop, and must stop right now", and notes that "we condemn in the possible strongest terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides." Trump also said that "we have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection for each other" adding that "I want to salute the great work of the state and local police in Virginia ... the National Guard has been working smart and working hard, they've been doing a terrific job."

Some other quotes via Axios:

  • "Our country is doing very well in so many ways: We have record employment, we have unemployment the lowest it's been in almost 17 years; we have companies pouring into our country ... we're renegotiating trade deals to make them great for our country and great for the American worker."
  • "No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first. We love our country, we love our God, we love our flag, we're proud of our country, we're proud of who we are, so we want to get this situation straightened out in Charlottesville, and we want to study it and we want to see what we're doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen."
  • "We cherish our history and our future together, we have to respect each other, ideally we have to love each other."

Reporters have pointed out that as he was leaving, he ignored reports' questions such as "Do you want the support of these white nationalists groups?" and "Would you call this terrorism, sir?"

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Update 3: according to the Mayor of Charlottesville, at least one person has died: "I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here. I urge all people of good will--go home. "

Meanwhile, AG Sessions has issued a statement saying that "we stand united behind the President in condemning the violence in #Charlottesville."

"I have been in contact with our Department of Justice agents assisting at the scene and state officials. We will continue to support our state and local officers on the ground in any way possible. We stand united behind the president in condemning the violence in Charlottesville and any message of hate and intolerance. This kind of violence is totally contrary to American values and can never be tolerated. I want to thank all law enforcement personnel in the area for their commitment to protecting this community and the rule of law."

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Update 2: The car has been found nearby abandoned, while Mic tech reporter Taylor Lorenz writes that earlier "reports that the car had no license plates are false. The police have the plates, the car, and the man in custody."

The car was spotted with an Ohio license plate GVH 1111

An internet search appears to confirm that the car is a 2010 Dodge Challenger:

 

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As Mic's Taylor Lorenz further adds, the police are asking private citizens with video of the car to share them with authorities. They are said to have arrested a driver, but it was unclear of which car.

Lorenz adds that The driver was taken into police custody right after the incident. Police say the car was covered in dents prior and apparently hit by a bat. She adds that "If you watch the earlier part of my stream you can see anti-right wing chasing after a Lexus and throwing rocks, bottles, a shoe. This car was not the one that mowed people down. That was a differ grey car."

Lorentz also notes that according to "several police officers at the station here think the guy running people down wasn't malicious. They said the driver was scared. His car was being swarmed by protesters and some of them were getting violent (like the guy who punched me/threw me down)"

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Update 1: Witnesses told BuzzFeed News that the numbers of injured are unknown but witnesses saw at least six people injured, and one person appeared to be very badly injured and was receiving CPR.

Reporter Wiliam Turton tweeted that two of his friends marching with the Democratic Socialists of America had been hit by the car and were injured, with one suffering a "probably broken leg and the other a concussion".

 

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As we detailed earlier, a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia on Saturday afternoon, news reports said. An Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately after the incident: there were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when a car drove into a group of them, then quickly backed out and sped away. Video on social media showed more than one vehicle involved in the incident.

Different angle showing the start of the car's acceleration...

Shocking scene (at around 2:35 in) shows the hit and run as the car quickly reverses back out and away...

And the aftermath...

The vehicle quickly left the scene...

Emergency services are on site...

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JLee2027's picture

Car is surrounded in the first video

general ambivalent's picture

Where is this video? The second video is mostly pointing at the ground, but only two people are even close to the car, and a great distance to the crowd.

The first video here only shows the perspective of the crowd and you cannot even see the car.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Are there piles of lost shoes? For whatever reason, happens a lot at false flags

Citizen in 1984's picture

Most likey one of the Leftist Protestor's driving the car and was too stupid to realize he hit the wrong crowd....he thought he was aimed at the conservative crowd..........

Most leftist Commine's have mush for brains

oncemore's picture

but you, americans, invented them. nurtured them. exported them to other countries, like Russia.

You support them until now.your bankers finance them.

tmosley's picture

>Americans invented Communism

I believe this is what they call "full retard".

Bes's picture

hey TMOSLEY,

FUCK YOU

----

the oligarchs win

when americans kill each other

over melanin content

Chupacabra-322's picture

The "Alt-right" was really termed the Alt- Media not that long ago.

The Gas Lighting propagandists had to change the name Alt-Media to Alt-Right to distract the masses from listening to alternative forms of media while simultaneously associating the now Alt-Right to extremist groups via the ADL & Southern Poverty Law Center.

Ultimate Fail.

general ambivalent's picture

Don't be retarded. The term 'Alt-Right' was coined over seven years ago by a man associated with Richard Spencer. It is a 'hip' form of Alternative-Right.

People have been calling for extreme acts of violence, pretty easy to see, even here on ZH it is common. So just admit your people have resorted to the 'muzzie' tactics you all hate. Could have fought the real problems like men, but you decided to be good swamp slaves.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Good bloody hell you're an ignorant violent retarded leftard.

general ambivalent's picture

There's no way you could have possibly read that in my comment, which makes you a solipsist and thus more left than I'll ever be. Or worse, a shill.

KYS.

the artist's picture

Even a leftard needs more than two brain cells to rub together. 

evildimensions's picture

According to CNN, all the violence was caused by White Supremecists. Hmm. With the exception of TD's alter-ego I think it requires two parties to get in a fight. 

Jim in MN's picture

Well since it looks like the counter-protestors are killing each other and the police just crashed themselves, not sure where that storyline is going.

Except that Dissent Kills Unless It's Globalist-Approved Dissent, or something equally contemptable.

poetic justice's picture

The Oligarchs DO NOT WIN if you kill the Fukin Oligarchs...

It seems that is never going to happen.

 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Justin Trudeau said "If you kill the Oligarchs after holding trials, they win"

poetic justice's picture

Another "Night of the Long Knives" would solve that problem.

Barney Fife's picture

If a full blown civil war breaks out then they and their whores should be the most important objective of all. 

 

tmosley's picture

No, they win when the last white person lies dead and the Jews rule the remaining high melanin, low iq population.

shocktherapy's picture

You know Jews own most of the internet companys, that you pay your bill to. So you can keep purchasing Bitcoin. How ironic !

general ambivalent's picture

So you know the problem and still fall into the trap. Makes it a thousand times worse.

chindit13's picture

What a fucking loser you are. Your failures have nothing to do with anyone except yourself. Grow the fuck up and deal with your own inadequacies.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

How much do you pay to have your vanity articles published in the upper ad section of Zh?  

It must be a truckload of cash as you are the worst writer I have ever read.

tmosley's picture

Oh god, I can't stop laughing. somebody call me an ambulance

janus's picture

chindit,

i'm gonna beat you like a rented mule.

janus

Mr Hankey's picture

The ones Id most   like to see very bad things happen to have similar melanin content.

kochevnik's picture

Actually first communist experiments began in USA. Communism was invented by Jesuit (crypto Jews) as experiment in Paraguay. Few decades passed before Jesuits were satisfied they had model that would achieve national scale

tmosley's picture

I was not aware that Paraguay was a state.

I'll have to update my maps.

Also, communism has always existed. It is what keeps primative, violent tribes primative and violent.

kochevnik's picture

Paraguay is in the Americas

Bes's picture

he y pussy

get a passport and travel around a bit

maybe some distance from the creators of racism will shine out

that dumb black eye you carry

: )

undertow1141's picture

If you think racism was invented in the USA you are a complete fucking moron. Or just an ignorant cunt, one of the two for sure.

kbohip's picture

Yeah, racism only exists in the US.  Freakin' idiot.  Hell, even in Africa where it's 98% black they weren't happy enough with that so they all started their own tribes and began warring with each other.

general ambivalent's picture

Unlike the peaceful karmikaze faggots of American civilisation...

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

The mayflower compact was written after the first little commie experiment failed and many died from  liberals sucking off the largess of the hard working. Much like all commie and socilaist history since then.

Kidbuck's picture

Actually, tribes from the beginning of time, were communist. Communism is simply primitive tribalism with a fancy name. Nothing illustrates the Nash effect like the many times tribalism has updated its name each time it wears out its welcome.

a Smudge by any other name's picture

There is a tendency to confuse Karl with Groucho, Harpo and Chico.

Mr Hankey's picture

No confusion.Funny joos ,not-so-funny joos.All joos.

benb's picture

oncemore is basically correct. except German banks and The City Of London were also in on it.

Nostradumbass's picture

By Americans you meant jeuws - right?

 

veritas semper vinces's picture

The jeuws were financed by American Jeuws  Banks(20 mil $ to Trotsky = 2bil today) like Jacob Schiff .

yes ,he has a point.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

""The Juwes are the men that will not be blamed for nothing"

Stackers's picture

Said it before.. these revolutionary Marxist are going to be in for a very rude wake up call when they finally push people far enough into using their own tactics against them

Winston Churchill's picture

I had my first cataract op last week.My sighting eye is having a little trouble focucing on things closer

than 3 feet.Over that its now perfect to about 3000yards,incredibly sharp.

Bring it on.

JimBobJenkins's picture

It'll be IED, DMR time. Silently and swiftly.

El Vaquero's picture

The optics of this are going to play right into the left's confirmation biases.  I've seen National Socialist symbols openly displayed, and now this car plowing through are going to further convince the hard left that everybody else is a bunch of evil racist Nazis.  They're going to double down, and push people away from them even more.  IMO, we've entered a self-reinforcing feedback loop of drawing ideological battle lines.  

chunga's picture

Yup, battle lines are drawn. I see a ton of Confederate flags flying here in E. Tennessee and have a few on my property, but I've never seen a single Nazi flag.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

ONE Nazi flag.   And ONE car. 

Lets be honest, leftists radicals would be willing to plow into their own protest, if they felt it would further their cause. 

Bigly's picture

That looks like a PLANT to me.

Hijacking rallies and planting obvious triggering symbols like kkk or swastikas is right in their book.

I would bet they were paid to bring that there....