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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Arrest Hillary's picture

I fear Uncivil War is inevitable ?

Liosnagcat's picture

James Alex Fields, Jr., my hero!

Dratpmurt's picture

Because you support terrorism.

Antivenom's picture

James had enough of the zombie bullshit...

Fighting back looks like this...

Ask yourself...what would you do...

You're in your car, a mob has blocked your path, they are pelting your car with rocks, sticks, bats...

What the fuck would you do?

Be a pussy and take the abuse? Get out and talk nicely with them?


Now add that the police an media are lying to you about this incident...
We KNOW they are lying to us...

This guy was railroaded by the CLINTONS DNC....they desperately need these types of riots before their indictments.

Dratpmurt's picture

Trump is not like Hitler, he isn't bright enough. His followers just like to fly the Swastika  and drive cars into crowds of protestors that don't agree with their views. Very Tolerent.

dogismycopilot's picture

I think the kid freaked out and accidentally hit some people. 

swamp's picture

The God damn left have pushed it too far for too long and di so while using OPM

DistortedPictures's picture

Charlottesville's major is (((they))) are everywhere.  For being such a small percentage in terms of population, these Jewish people sure know how to get in government.  No wonder (((they))) love and want to make government larger and larger.  Good luck USA, you are infested.


Big Twinkie's picture

They like government jobs because there's no real work involved and they get to stick their finger in every pie.

Drop-Hammer's picture

Zactly.  Classic Christ-killer tactic.  Insinuate yourself into a cultures' government and institutions and then like termites/vermin (hmmmm) subvert that culture's foundations and morals to create a jew hell on earth.  The jew irony is that the kikes do not believe in hell.  

NickPeeMe's picture

How ironical, a bunch of Trumptards waving the confederate flag and chanting you lost get over it.

Expat's picture

It's a demonstration of the average intelligence of a Trumpeteer!

If these xenophobic racists want a White Paradise, I suggest we give them them Tennessee and Kentucky.  Build a wall around them. Let them have a white paradise where they can fuck their sisters to their heart's delight.  Come back in two generations to find a bunch of imbecilic cannibals figuring out how to rub two sticks together.

NickPeeMe's picture

They are not doing this already? Minus the wall.

Concertedmaniac's picture

Sounds like you're on the left-hand path.

Centerist's picture

Based on the piss-poor logic of your generalizations, Obama supporters were all Black Nationalists, Hillary supporters were all misandrists, and Bernie supporters were all just thuggish vandals.  Oh, and we could even say that your French bretheren are all terrorists because a good number of French people were involved in committing the terrorist attacks that happened out there.  Oh, and anti-Semitism is well on the rise in Europe, too.  Maybe we should call Europeans all White Nationalists, too.

You really need to think through the logic of your positions before you post them.  You just come across as a petulant child with a muddled mind when you don't.

DemandSider's picture

The psycho was from Ohio, though.

Dratpmurt's picture

You would think Trump would try to distance himself from Swastika flying morons but he knows that is his base without them he has no supporters.

hooligan2009's picture

the actions of the (mostly black) "counter protestors" impinged not only on the demonstrators civil liberties of those wishing to protest but more importantly constituted an assault on the protestors, to whit:


At Common Law, an intentional act by one person that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent harmful or offensive contact.

the police stood by whist this crime was being committed, and also failed to arrest any "counter protestor" that hurled missiles at cars thought to support the protest.

the police are therefore culpable and negligent.

sad day when only certain people are allowed to brutalize others whilst the police dress up to protect those breaking the law. the police only encourage the criminal behavior by standing by and watching.

Expat's picture

The Jews!  The Jews are plotting against us!  We must round them up and kill them!  And the blacks!  They are going to rise up and slaughter us!  We must slaughter them first!  And the Native Americans!  They still have land that Jesus meant for us!  We must take that land and kill these sub-humans!

I find your insinuations disturbing.  You are implying that you feel threatened all the time by the left and are ready and willing to attack pre-emptively to defend yourself.  Based on your imminent pre-emptive attack, I feel threatened and will therefore attack you first.

America.  Love it or leave it. 

hooligan2009's picture

i said "black" counter protestors, not "jews" or black jews.

i do not feel "threatened", that is a feeling reserved for inconsequential libtard socialists like yourself.

defeating libtard socialism is one thing and very easy to do with just a few words like "who pays" and "spending other people's money until its gone".

paying taxes to have the police ignore threatening and abusive language by the "i-phone stars for a minute" against people walking down the street should make you feel threatened - it is apparent that you would run a mile and then burst into tears if soemone called you a "white racist pig-fucking communist asshole".

oh wait.. that is probably a daily occurence every time you set foot outside your window-barred condo in your dark windowed prius.

NickPeeMe's picture

We Trumptards promise we are not Nazi's. We just fly their flag, hate people based on skin color or religion and drive our cars into crowds of people we don't agree with.

Very Tolerent.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Subversive socialists (communists) fly their red flags and hate anyone who disagrees with their PC stupidity. This will get worse. It is the beginning of the end for Marxist scum who occupy our country.

Singelguy's picture

That sounds more like the antifa SJW's. They hate people based on skin color (white) , destroy property and shut anyone down who disagrees with them. They are cowards who fly no flag and cover their faces. It is interesting to note that throughout history, the violence always starts from the left. Just a reminder that Nazi is short form for the National Socialist party, hardly a right wing organization.

NickPeeMe's picture

Then why would your team adopt the Hitlers supposedly leftist Swastika? Because Hitler was Alt Right. Smart anough to use the word Socialism in the name of his party at a time when socialism was very popular in Germany. Read a book once in a while retard and stop trying to rewrite history.

Centerist's picture

First of all, your association of Nazism with "The Right" is entirely false.  Nazism was based on a Socialist agenda, something that definitely has nothing to do with conservative values.

Second of all association of color, religion or ethnicity with policy advocacy is not in line with conservative values.  Conservative values elevate individual meritocracy above the creation of policy that either advantages or disadvantages people based on those previously-listed factors.

You like to tell people, "read ab book, retard" in the very few posts where you actually respond to others, but you are the one who needs to read a book, and you are the one who comes across as mentally stunted.  You basically post caustic garbage and run, but you never actually debate because you are an intellectual coward who has no defensible ideas.  For twits like you, it is easier to just say, "your stupd" and then run back to your X-Box to pretend that you haven't actually been spanked by your intellectual superiors.


Xena fobe's picture

Nick has to keep that meme going.  Lots of welfare goodies could be lost if people quit accepting their nonsense. 

Centerist's picture

I suspect that PissNick hasn't had to do much for himself or anyone else.  That's why he supports digging into other people's pockets for his own benefit.

jacketch's picture

How well does Code Blue pay you?

Lard Dump Not's picture

Only 8 months into the Trump administration we are on the brink of nuclear war and Nazi's are in the streets of an American city. Seems about right.

Obsidian Samctum's picture

Why are you blaming all this on trump? He is being set up.

DemandSider's picture

Oh don't sell the blue team short, the world is still reaping the harvest of death from Killary's Libya operation, and there are plenty running roughshod over the first amendment on an almost daily basis. I'd like to think the reds and blues could start clean, and we could have a whole new ball game, but, that probably wouldn't be prudent.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Actually, it is the commies who are in the streets of an American city.

NickPeeMe's picture

I didn't know the commies flew the swastika.

One Eyed Jack's picture

They don't they fly the I'm with her sticker.

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

Keep in mind that US industry AND financiers supported the German Nazi movement well into the war. Even after the US was drug into the war there was support for Hitler's cause. 

After the war high ranking Nazi officials and scientists 'dissappeared' with most blending into the American societal fabric. Many did go to South America but a huge number were absorbed into the US.

Amazingly as well, many were given new positions in the re created German government. The Nuremburg trials was a monkey show for the general public to have smoke blown up their butt's. Henry Ford, Prescott Bush, Rockefellers and many industrial leaders and politicians in the US were up to their necks with the Nazi's as well as bankers throughout Europe. They grudgeonly had to publicly separate themselves but it was well into the war.

To see Nazi swastikas in public today may be a deep state laugh riot for fat slobs to be carrying these symbols while intermixing with 'white' southern patriots and the confederate flag but the reality is that at the highest levels of government and banking world wide, the Nazi's have always been present and implementing their objectives.

LA_Goldbug's picture

" The Nuremburg trials was a monkey show for the general public"

Exactly. The same goes for the "monkey show trials" in Tokyo in 1946.

"America's Nazi Secret: An Insider's History – by John Loftus"

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

Psy op false flags 


all part of the plan all part of the show.........the goal is total reading a easy to see what the 

Big Twinkie's picture

They could never let an opportunity like this pass without pulling something.

Dratpmurt's picture

Funny how y'all call feminists femanazi's and the grammer police are grammer nazi's but call real Nazi's Alt right.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

Same old show same old plan.......


The useful idiots suck the cock and the mind control program continues................the core family is destroyed...the woman becomes a whore the man becomes a video game player or a criminal or a weed smoker.........................


everything is destroyed..............all according to the plan..................

Blanco Diablo's picture

AG Sessions on the job, Sessions announced “Justice Will Prevail”: DOJ, FIB Launch Investigation!

After conferring with ANTIFA, Sessions announced that he would recuse himself from this investigation because he's white!

Big Twinkie's picture

Notice in the overhead picture right after the collision, the airbag has not deployed.  This was obviously staged.

Centerist's picture

Airbags deploy based on sudden deceleration; not impact.  If you hit something but don't come to a sudden stop, they won't deploy.  If you notice some other pictures, there are bodies on the hood of the car that he rear-ended, so he may have moved that car fast enough with his impact that the stop wasn't very abrupt.