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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LibertarianMenace's picture

A 10 day halt in JIT service and that urban army won't have the strength to raise their hands in surrender.

SPQR 70AD's picture

fuck the grand kids of the boomers

Citizen in 1984's picture

Its not the Grand Kids of the 60's generation your going to half to kick....................there's still a whole lot of us that ate NVA soldier's and paddy boys for breakfast.........................We haven't fogotten how and we are still locked and loaded, just like our Prez.........we just waiting............BOY!

besnook's picture

don't text and drive.

Quinvarius's picture

Holy shit.  They almost ran over Faith Goldy.  That actually would have been a bad thing.

Mena Arkansas's picture

Who would benefit from this. Not the right.

((( who )))

Quinvarius's picture

I found it satisfying to watch a few times.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Agreed. It's bad, but incredible to see. The London muzzies could learn a thing or two....

CheapBastard's picture

I sure hope those injured have Obamacare health coverage. They'll spend at least a week trying to find a doctor who accepts that junk.

robertocarlos's picture

If you're young and healthy you don't need Obamacare unless you attend these kind of events or play sports.

Kidbuck's picture

Of course few on the left are healthy if you consider they all are sluts with AIDS, and other STDs.

Xena fobe's picture

Had to turn the volume down.  Idiot snowflake commentary.

Krungle's picture

Yeah, I mean I can't imagine a Nazi just ploughing into innocent people for no reason and without thinking through the consequences.....

dasein211's picture

Yeah. Or getting a gun and shooting up a church. Or a movie theater. Or a school. Come to think of it, white guys only take on soft targets. When they want a real fight they whole up in the middle of nowhere, ask for vanilla creamer and scream the world is going to end. At least the saudis have the balls to hijack an airplane, run it into a building like the pentagon and die themselves. And I hate the Saudis.

rockstone's picture

Actually....they were all snowflakes. So the correct statement would be "Snowflakes only take on soft targets."

slvrizgold's picture

You mean the Israelis used Saudis as patsies...

Lorca's Novena's picture

What if the car had no driver, and was controlled by Michael Knight?



Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Don't tell me...

George Soros was driving the "vehicle"?

That pesky little 300 year old Hungarian "Khazar" Bat!..

Always stirring up trouble!!!

Ms No's picture

How the hell is he still alive?  He admittedly was stealing from other Jews during Nazi Germany because if they didn't "somebody else would" (also admitted having zero guilt about it and that he had a God complex).  So few WWII era people are around anymore.  Then there is the huge mystery of how he is still alive after telling all of Europe that they will do exactly what he wants, which includes taking in their ISIS army as Russia kicks their ass.  He has screwed Russia, Europe, the US, the Ukraine and Canada, openly.  Yet still breathes...

slwsnowman40's picture

His karma coming back at him is very, very, very overdue.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

if you haven't spotted this one, it's work reading...

Looks like a collaborative project between Ihor Kolomoisky and George out of pure desperation to blow on the "flame" in Kiev before it's snuffed out completely by the DPR heading "West"!

Sick motherfuckers should be skinned and put on display in Kiev for what's happened to that Country going on 4 years!

Handful of Dust's picture

soros is not driving; he is down the street writing check to his employee counter protesters.

Kidbuck's picture

And Pastor Cankles is home watching this on TV and cheering on the faithful.

Son of Loki's picture

<< Pastor Cankles >>


I love that!

Ms No's picture

The Bolshevik agents that are always present for these things, if not entirely behind them, will one day find the numbers of organic pissed off Americans so large that none of these stupid stunts will matter.  They will be swimming in a sea of people who will nab the people involved in the operations (probably wearing ear pieces in the distance), identify them as such and rip them to shreds.  Then nobody else will sign up for treason operations planning on ramming cars into crowds, mass shootings or other false flaggery.


Son of Captain Nemo's picture

And how many of them M N have we witnessed in Europe since Nice?... London?... Munich?... Brussels?...

Needs an official list to track them all at this point!

Ms No's picture

These incidents all but stopped in the US while they continued in Europe.  If the big uptick in false flag mass shootings, etc., resume, it will be more than clear that Trump is going all in on treason with the intelligence agencies.


just the tip's picture

it will be clear he is either all in, or has no control over them.  if you think the president can not lose control of the intelligence agencies, we can ask JFK. 

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Which begs the question... When will we see a torrent of similar attacks happen like these in Haifa and Tel Aviv?...

But I keep forgetting (

My understanding is that the camera didn't pan the same operating room this "piece of shit" terrorist was recovering in that had General Paul Vallely and Senator McCain in pre-glioblastoma!

Lumberjack's picture

My instinct tells me false flag.

Ms No's picture

Oh yeah.  There will be another fake black church fire any minute, like the one we later found out was a false flag.  They need to reinforce that all white people are racist to discredit any movement coming out of the alt-right.

Krungle's picture

People marching with Nazi flags and Bolsheviks show up? Go figure. No one could have predicted that. I mean we all know that Nazis and Communists are best pals, right?

It is disgusting that people are trying to side with actual Nazis here. In this particular case Antifa didn't start shit. There is no reason to march with Nazi flags. And we are presumably all adults here and we damn well know that if you wave a fucking Nazi flag in people's faces fights are going to happen. And marching with a Nazi flag to protest the removal of a statue of some fucking slaver? Try to logically justify that. And you can't justify it based on some racial bullshit. Lets break this down: this was a march for the "right (reich)". The right supposedly believes in things like property rights. The first and primary right is that to your own body. So you have people marching under the flag of National Socialists, the enemy of America, to protect the statue of some guy that violated the property rights of other human beings by keeping them as slaves. And yeah, meanwhile, a real ex-Nazi funds some agent provacateurs to march against Nazis. And at some point you don't think this entire thing is just madness? 


Ms No's picture

We have known since the Church Committee that the KKK was half federal agent and half usefull idiot, so it's quite easy to deduce that this these Nazi flags are the work of the feds.  The way to destroy the alt-right is to paint it Nazi.  The same people funded Stalin and Hitler out of wall street also.  The KKK does nothing but frame white society and discredit all our movements.  They're the exact same thing as the Soros funded BLM. 

The feds and intelligence agencies have also run street gangs, mobs and terrorists.  The CIA and NSA are essentially all of those things combined. 

It's possible that a few of these guys are Nazi types but likely even they are just dupes that somebody shipped in.  


general ambivalent's picture

There were multiple National Socialist groups there. You can also look to 4chan, Red Ice, Daily Stormer, Traditionalist Workers Party, and AltRight to see how popular these views are. Heck, I'm pretty sure some of the organisers were white nationalists (Richard Spencer and Baked Alaska were involved in organising, I think). And you can easily find fascist and Neo-Nazi positions here on ZH.

I don't discount that somewhere in these groups there is some COINTELPRO, but the much larger issue is a changing political climate and a lot of people pushing politics that they do not even understand. The fact that so many people are complaining about the media portraying their movement as Far-Right when the guy who started the movement is a white nationalist proves this severe disconnect.

Not My Real Name's picture

Those on the right, who espouse the individual over the collective, have nothing to do with Nazism -- which is a nationalist version of socialism. Socialism and individualism are like oil and water. Anyone marching with a Nazi flag to protest the removal of a statue of a US confederate soldier fighting for states' rights -- or believes the German word for "right" is "reich" -- are clearly the misguided fruit of our government public school system, universities, and the mainstream media (sorry for the redundancy). Or a Soros' paid agent provacateur.

As for your comment on rights ... the only thing you need to understand is that our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are God-given; they're not bestowed to us by the government. 

TheLastTrump's picture

As a matter of fact, the "counter protestors" started the violence just like they always have in the past....


You throw a rock at my head prepare for battle motherfucker.

TheLastTrump's picture

It's mental illness to automatically call each & every seminal event a fucking 'false flag'.


Or mental retardation.


Get some fucking proof or STFU.

VWAndy's picture

ur kidding right? false flag is my default setting.

Ms No's picture

Do you ever get tired of being wrong EVERY. FUCKING. TIME?  No you don't because your a statist troll covering for intel agencies that have been working against the American people vigorously since building 7 fell to dust and some magic terrorists pulled NORAD off the trail.  You would like for us to believe, even though it has been proven that US supported ISIS/Al Qeada and thus is responsible for any ISIS/ Al Qeada terrorist attacks against Americans since then, that this massive uptick of terrorism on US soil and the massive uptick in mass shootings committed by "crazy white people", US weapons grade anthrax, BLM cop shootings, black church fires and multiple ISIS and "crazy white person" car attacks are all coincidence, but nobody is that stupid anymore.

We have watched your kind being proved wrong constantly for 15 years.  Being a coincidence theorist is niave and shows shallow thinking.


SPQR 70AD's picture

the white hating communist jew media are going insane that white people maybe just maybe be waking up to their jew induced genocide. but I think not more then half the white people hate white people maybe more then niggers do

robertocarlos's picture

If you were standing behind the white car your life is over as you knew it.

the artist's picture

That is why motorcycles split lanes. Much safer to be moving past a stopped vehicle. I cringe when I see bicycles pulling in line acting like a car. 


Wexx's picture

So it's perfectly fine for the Black lives matters club to block highways, loot and burn other's property, cause general mayhem and not have the police do a damn thing about it, but when whites gather to protest, all hell breaks loose and everyone under the sun reacts to it. Wait till the real shooting starts, even the police will shit themselves.

slwsnowman40's picture

Well, when groups of white people get pissed and tired of shiiiitaki, we tend to settle it with wars, so yea.

afronaut's picture

When darkies go to war it looks like venezuala. When whites have had enough it looks like Hiroshima

chosen's picture

When the real shooting starts, the police will be nowhere to be seen.

rockstone's picture

Yeah. You pretty much nailed it.....

Boris Gudonov's picture

Leftists come out looking for trouble at every Trump rally, wearing masks, bearing rocks, sticks, etc.  It's time to start beating the living shit out of these fascists.