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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evildimensions's picture

I am a yank and I agree completely. We are meddling in the affairs of far too many countries. Enough. Why the fuck do we need to be supplying arms to Ukraine for example? And now Trump is talking about military options for Venezuela!!

Liberal fools who control the deep state and MSM think it's perfectly OK to appease the crazy nork dork, while starting Cold War 2.0 and provoking Russia at every opportunity. You smack the bear's nose one too many times and it's going to bite your fucking arm off. 

Squid Viscous's picture

Just two good ole boys,

Never meanin' no harm...

Kidbuck's picture

Fuck any of these faggots that don't appreciate that Robert E. Lee was one of America's greatest heros.

Krungle's picture

He contributed so much intellectually to America. What, with all the diseases he cured, advances in agriculture and material sciences, and his seminal philosophical works. I can't believe anyone could question the amazing contributions he made to humankind. 


stormsailor's picture

He was general of the army of northern virginia. He wasn't  that great a general.  he squandered the blood of southern armies in many, many full frontal assaults against strong defensive positions, had he been equally matched against the union armies he may have prevailed but he knew he never was and his excursions out of the confederacy were met with bloody idiotic defeat.  okay, bash away



Vageling's picture

Just like identity politics or... Gender politics, as you freaks call it now, has contributed that damn much? What a non science. Like you people have the slightest idea about agriculture. Pick it up in the supermarket and you're some damn agriculture specialist now. Sure... Philosophy? You can't even grasp that. Then again, only death cures a fool. How's that philosophy?  Nooo... You idiots contributed so damn much. Better said all you're good at is screaming GIVETH. What a contributions to humankind... SMFH. Parasites only take. Think long and hard about that one. 

j0nx's picture

CBS leaves out the 'on all sides' part. CBS also never asked Obama if he disavowed the racist black lives matter group after they killed a bunch of people. It's quite easy to see what the MSM is trying to do here. If I was trump I'd tell them to go shit in their hats and ban them from the White House for race baiting.

MozartIII's picture

Car drove into the leftist protesters. Am shocked, shocked I tell you! Soro's has his people everywhere!

SmittyinLA's picture

The lawyer and doctor cartels cleaned up today, another profitable victory for those that push invasion, debt and war.

Mayhem is good for their business, nobody elses.

Gotta love McCaulliff's response, he blamed the legal citizen protestors for when a violent mob out for blood got run over, then he told the citizen peaceful protestor to go home (they are home and the want to keep it home).

It was leftist agitators paid for by foreign states that came in to do violence, they assaulted the wrong driver.

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

Who never saw some kind of incident coming? Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Oh so fucking predictable.

veritas semper vinces's picture

Yes. Amazing how these fools fight each other,instead of uniting and fighting the real cause of Jewmerica's decline.

They are right where the Banksters,the REAL owners of this stupid country want them to be.


poetic justice's picture

You are spot on. Why target these looser /useful idiots when you could quietly take out the upper echelon Elites. It is where you have the mightiest impact.

Sure there must be many people who would like to run down these lefty /liberal cretins... A Mack Truck would have done the most damage; but what does that really achieve? Just provides more bullshit propaganda for the MSM. It had to be a false flag...


Miskondukt's picture

Wow, without even seeing who drove the guy says a nazi hit a bunch of ppl. Pretty sure this tactic has been a 'radical muslim' tactic recently. Waiting to see who the driver was.

Big Twinkie's picture

Probably a false flag.  Cold blooded and too bold to be organic.  It will certainly be used to demonize the "right".  Who benefits?

ThanksChump's picture

And not very rules-oriented: one of our (conservatives') strongest defining traits.


My money is on this being a Bernie tard. If not, maybe it's the Cull To Arms for the rest of us. Yeah, I said "Cull".

the artist's picture

More than likely a stolen vehicle. Perhaps stolen and windows tinted dark for this express purpose. 

Possibilities are...

1. Anti-Antifa

2. Person trying to avoid getting dragged out of their car by violent Antifa folks

This will be the defense if the perp is caught, that they were afraid for their lives after watching all the MSM reports showing Antifa violence going unfettered by the police. Ive seen first hand what even "peacful" protesters are capable of, even if they are not being deliberately violent it is very common to threaten people in cars with gestures, flashing weapons, rocking the car etc. An interesting point is that the Protesters were there under legal permit. The counter protesters were assembling illegally and it will be shown in court that they were there to instigate violence. 

3. Actual lunatic white power dude

4. False Flag to prime the pump

5. Antifa/Bernie self loathing actual Fascist. (This is a late edit because who could have gueseed!?)

All to say that the conclusion of all of this is that the Alt-right movement (nativists, multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and anti-multi-cultural movement will continue to grow in response to the Marxist more people and more violence.

SmittyinLA's picture

It doesn't matter who the driver was, the outcome, more violence is what matters

blown income's picture

Well , my money is on a white, look at the picture you can see 2 white hands on steering wheel ,unless it's a CIA /Langly black actor with white man gloves...

Quinvarius's picture

Well get out of the road chanting "my street" and attacking drivers, tards.  

a Smudge by any other name's picture

And we'll just start making up bullshit narratives that contradict the evidence. "Yeah but that leftist is dating that hot chick I'm all into".

TheGardener's picture

Most probable explanation of what really happened on scene. MSM lying press faking it up to sound like an attacking driver most probably

being an attacked driver.

swmnguy's picture

Not at all supported by the video, if you care to click on the links provided by the Tylers.

Quinvarius's picture

The  latest video shows someone swinging a bag of some hard objects into the car before it starts into the crowd.  I mean seriously.  Did you think this was going to be the one time these leftists didn't attack people and their cars?  You didn't even play the odds on that statement.  Of course they were attacking the car.

the artist's picture

My guess is that they were attacking the car. I have been to my share of protests and there is always a few idiots who take their aggression out on random drivers who get caught up in the swale. I myself was run over by a van. I escaped uninjured but my bicycle was totalled. The van driver was in the same position as this driver, surrounded and intimidated. 

There was on incedent where a guy in a Porsche floored it through a crowd narrowly missing several. That was a big wake up for me to watch my ass at all times. 

As I was saying...I witnessed even peaceful protestors getting caught up in the moment and yelling at drivers in a very intimidating and violent way. 

We all remember Reginald Denny

Kidbuck's picture

The penalty for attacking a car should be the same as it once was for stealing horses. You are fucking with a man's pride and joy and often his livelihood. There is a time and a place for self defense and lynching. The Barney Fifes obviously were there only to draw a pay check not to protect property or innocent lives.

Hulk's picture

Yep, the car was being attacked before it hit anything. Happened to my wife once, wrong place, wrong time.

It will be interesting to see if this caused the driver to crash and then they just got the hell out of there as quick as they could to avoid death...

general ambivalent's picture

You're a fucking swamptard. The person hit the vehicle long after the acceleration.

Pathetic morons making excuses.

the cork's picture


Stupid fucking libturds found out "whose street" is was.

Now watch - they'll blame the president.

Handful of Dust's picture

If antif had stayed at home back in Berkley and Portland beating up people there, they would not have been run over. So they, themselves are to blame.

xrxs's picture

Not ok for those with opposing views to have their voices heard in peace?

hmmmstrange's picture

Since when is smashing a car with a baseball bat and trying to drag out the driver "heard in peace"?

TheMagician's picture

The Second Redneck civil war is about to commence... All those yokels with Confederate- and Nazi flags against the honest, emancipated Americans, the grand children of the 60s generation. What can go wrong?

SilverRhino's picture

One side has a shitload of guns and training.   

The other side?   Still trying to figure out which bathroom to use. 

TheMagician's picture

Yeah, they said the same thing about the yokels during the first civil war before it begun, but my, oh my, did they get surprised when the "untrained" antifascists showed up on the battle field kicking redneck ass left and right.

Billy the Poet's picture

I've taken a poll and few of my fellow Pennsylvanians are keen on the idea of wiping out American culture. We're with the yokels this time around.

ThanksChump's picture

Trivia: those CSA folks? Democrats, every fuckin' one.

That Confederate flag? The Dem's battle flag.


I know: Americans hate to read, and history is boring, but ... damn.

DeathMerchant's picture

You mean like at Fredericksburg and Cold Harbor ??  That was back when the federal army was made up of people that actually worked for a living and Irish immigrants. Now people like Zuckerfuck and the collegiate lioberal arts majors will be the bulk of your army. Trannies, gays and illiterate idiots will be your special OPs people.

slwsnowman40's picture

At least they've learned to use a bathroom...

dasein211's picture

That's where your wrong. This isn't a joke. They have just as many guns as you do and they train on the streets. But apparently you'll get your wish. Please remember-this is what you wanted.

Billy the Poet's picture

Look here, asshole, real Americans DIDN'T want Marxist creeps who kill children and hack off the genitals of the survivors to take over our government, schools and culture. THEY wanted that and now they're going to pay the price.

rockstone's picture

WTF are you talking about? Your jigs vs my rednecks? No contest. Bubba wins in a rout. How much? I'll even give you points.

SilverRhino's picture

Keep dreaming. 

No they don't have nearly the guns we do. 

No they do not train.

The right has an overwhelming preponderance of combat veterans and heavily armed shooters.

The communists?  They have the support of the gang bangers and apparently some of the deep state. 

Not nearly enough to take out the Right.  

DeathMerchant's picture

True! I didn't see any of these kinds of socialist fucks in my two+ decades in the Corps

a Smudge by any other name's picture

We heard about "Sam Brown Gun Clubs". Then we learned where they were going. Then we saw them. We know who was there. They started out with basic line firing.

We know every inch of this desert.

ThanksChump's picture

H. I. L. A. R. I. O. U. S.


Did the critters living in your man-bun tell you this?