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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techengineer's picture

Amen SilverRhino!

Time to take America back from the filthy Marxist maggots!

poetic justice's picture

You forgot to mention Globalists, Elites, Banksters, Media and most Politicians. But then again, strangely enough they all do come under the same classification.

poetic justice's picture

Sums up your president, cronies and opposition perfectly.

Nostradumbass's picture

So there at least 7 communists lurking here... good to know.

general ambivalent's picture

So the alt-right starts using 'muzzie' tactics and you still blame the communists? You people are an embarrassment.

general ambivalent's picture

Then kill yourself, swamp communist.

logicalman's picture

What a fucking stupid statement.

To condemn someone just because you disagree with them is a damning statement regarding your mental state.

Go carefully, you could find yourself on the hate list of someone with opposite views to your own who happens to achieve a position of power.

You look like part of the problem, not anything close to the solution.


SilverRhino's picture

Fuck right off you cum guzzling apologetist shitbird.

If you espouse the ideals of the most murderous political ideology in recent history then yes I am going to fucking condemn you to perdition.  

Don't like It?  Pick up a fucking rifle.  

Communists deserve to fucking DIE. 


logicalman's picture

If there's guzzling going on you would be the one doing it.

It's usually brain dead fucks that resort to the words and thoughts you espouse.

Hatred of people you have never met is beyond stupid.

I'd call you a halfwit, but I doubt you are that intellignet

As an anarchist, I hold all governments in equal esteem.

Hope you have a wonderful day and finally figure out which part of your brain is equipped for rational thinking.

Wishbone Ash's picture

Yes. Exterminate the Left. They sabotaged this Protest. Right Wing Demonstrators have NOTHING to gain by violent actins, THE LEFT DOES AND THIS IS THEIR MO. THe Media is run by Left WIng Jews. Fact.

Koba the Dread's picture

Early Christians were communists, you atheist oaf.

BlindMonkey's picture

Lok in for the highly entertaining responses from the media and the indifferent memes from the alt right. 

evildimensions's picture

Let the selective moral outrage begin...

Hundreds of people have been murdered in Baltimore in 2017. Most of them people of color. Let's just say black shall we? Total silence from CNN.

Hundreds of people have been murdered in Chicago in 2017. Most of them black. Total silence from CNN.

I don't condone violence but one person, ONE, is killed at a rally, apparently by a white nationalist, and the MSM machinery goes into HIGH gear.

Forgive me for being cynical, but doesn't anyone see just a tiny bit of hypocrisy in the way this story is being reported, and the way the stories above are NOT reported?

It's a bit of a rhetorical question. If you more than a room temperature IQ, I don't see how you could fail to see it.

All the talking heads are "shocked and sickened" by today's events. Hmmm. That's interesting. I gues the hundreds and hundreds of black people killed in criminal acts and gang violence each year is neither shocking nor sickening. Just this one.


Koba the Dread's picture

Good points! Do note, however, that room-temperature IQs these days are pretty prevalent.

evildimensions's picture

Obama not only DID NOT condemn BLM, who's followers have for years called for the killing of police officers, but actually endorsed the group:

Close to a dozen officers have been killed in the last two years as a result by these race-baiting fanatics. Is it going to far to call them a domestic terror organization?


Liosnagcat's picture

Not to mention the whites who are killed by these feces-colored monsters.

August's picture

"We love our country."

We need a little elaboration about that.

America as the "elite" have led it to be is a boil that needs to be lanced.

As the bottom line seems to be "power corrupts", let us all hope to see a more powerless USA.

Barney Fife's picture

You are so fucking naive if you think this neo-marxist cancer is not going to be addressed without even more horrific battles between them occuring. 

logicalman's picture

And so ordinary people allow themselves to be divided and conquered so they never fight the war that must, eventually, be fought.

The war between humanity and the psychopaths who crave the control and exploitation of others.

Is there any real difference between this lunatic and the one in London that drove across the bridge?

Both were driven by the same thing, blind, unthinking hatred of another group of humans based on ignorance and stupidity.


Barney Fife's picture

Yes, it's a shit sandwich, and you have to take a bite, but you still are living in a fantasy world where you think you have another option. 

The "resist peacefully" option will be crushed, and we'll end up being controlled by the psychopaths. 

The "fight the marxist scum" is indeed divide and conquer, but that has ALREADY HAPPENED. There is no melding of the minds, there will be no joining forces, there will be no refusal to be divided. 

It's already happened. 

So you are at a crossroads: Option 1. Do nothing, which is the same as "trying to unite those (the religious marxists) that will have none of it", and be bulldozed by them and enslaved by the psychopaths. 

Or option 2: Plow through the marxists with the end game eye on the psychopaths. 

I think that the answer is obvious. 

the artist's picture

Forgive me but "the war that must eventually be faught' is a war of ideas not against psychopaths. It is a war to defend private property, the right to self determination, liberty and against the enslavement of mankind. 

You may turn out to be correct but at this moment nobody knows what motivated this young man to do what he did, so you are jumping the gun there. 

People can multi-task. They can fight the just war and they can hate a group of people based on information and logic. 

I dont see a problem with another person hating communists or Marxists. 

TheRideNeverEnds's picture

Yes those people who want to state the fact that the USA was founded as a white country by whites for whites are literally Hitler.

The genocide of the white race is happening and it is for their own good. Not only does every major (((media))) outlet and college (((professor))) agree but so does the (((UN))).

These evil whites must hand over total control of the civilizations they built to their rightful owners, the subhuman non whites. Look to South Africa for a good example, it is almost 100% """diverse""" now and has never been better!

The driver of that car should have just stayed put and waited to be culturally enriched to death. It would have been the right thing to do. I'm sure the state will see to it he spends enough time in prison to preclude him having and or raising any white children so in the end it will all work out.

Liosnagcat's picture

I'm feeling the warmth of schadenfreude.  Heh, heh.

Sgt Soros's picture

Wow, 103 dislikes for a comment that is right on point, shows most here are of the same ilk as the guy that rammed his vehicle into a group of protestors as well as the imbecillic nationalists that attacked a group of "silently" protesting clergy men on Friday night.

shimmy's picture

Why do you assume it is a lefty who did that? My money is on it being some crazy far right clown which if that is the case, just made it worse for everyone of the regular alt right.

There is no question most of the left are intolerant but you don't fight intolerance by doing hit and runs and being intolerant yourself. Too bad many don't seem to get that.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Especially when the Jew media controls the narrative.

They will get endless mileage out of this, and will drag it out EVERY fucking time a leftist/negro/Antifa-type pulls shit, saying, 'See? You guys do it, too.'

Ignoring the fact that their side does it constantly, while ours does it about once a year.

call a spade a spade's picture

I guess hundreds of years of history means shit when we live in the moment. Justification, check. 

Vageling's picture

Hummm... Tolerance, eh? Maybe you should look up the paradox of tolerance. 

As for the rest of your verbal diarrhea... Meh. Find a clue. 

Koba the Dread's picture

You say your money is on it being some crazy far right clown. What possible foundation do you have for such a belief. None! But given how you bet your money, let me invite you over to my house next Saturday. We have a big-stakes poker game there and I'd sure like to have you turn up.

RattieNomNom's picture

RAM-a-VAN continues! Another whole month of...

Theta_Burn's picture

Its offical..

Alt Right is to blame, they caused the mayhem, they came looking to hurt people.

If only they had gotten the proper antifa/BLM non of this would have happened.

What we have here is failure to communicate...


Virginia Gov McAuliffe...your a fucking disgrace..


HRClinton's picture

Re... "Leftists… Gentle and kind…. Kind of like abortionists."

[Ring, ring, ring]

Answering machine: "Morgenthaler Abortion Clinic. You rape 'em, we scrape 'em. No foetus can beat us. So come in and see us."

Chuck Walla's picture

Free Community College for all could have prevented this.

giorgioorwell's picture

Hilarious to see a supposed group of Liberterians on ZH defend Nazis and Ku Klux Klanners. Ayn Rand rolls in her grave. Oh, yes, sure, it's about the First Amendment. LOL

SPQR 70AD's picture

what is worse to see a nigger or a self hating white like you  defend those who would and are genociding the whites

giorgioorwell's picture

Did your grandfather fight in WWII?

Nightjar's picture

'allies' were the wrong side. Many veterans still wrestle with this shame.

Juggernaut x2's picture

"We fought the wrong side"- General George S Patton

rent slave's picture

My grandfather was in the Spanish-American War!

TwelveOhOne's picture

He was there when the Nazis bombed Pearl Harbor!  /s

Quinvarius's picture

Said the left wing wannabe totalitarian who hated free speech.  

giorgioorwell's picture

LOL. Nice job proving my original point, this board loves what they are saying, not just the freedom to say it.

These Nazi's can march around all they want, I could care less, but that doesn't protect them from the consequences of their words and waving a swastika around.  My grandparents actually fought the Nazi's, what did yours do?


Quinvarius's picture

You literally attacked people based on a straw man argument of your own invention that supported free speech.  That strawman beat you down.  Next time make a straw man you can actually defeat...mkay?  Seriously.

Falling Down's picture

Last I checked, Germany didn't attack the U.S. on Dec. 7th, 1941.

Cloud9.5's picture

No, but they did declare war on the United States shortly thereafter.

Folkvar's picture

So your grandparents fought for the Jews to continue their satanic evil rule over the world. Don't thank them for us.