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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chosen's picture

That's what happened last time in Berkeley.  The pro-Trump guys beat the shit out of the antifa creeps.  Cops stood by and watched.  More action in Berkeley on August 27 (I think that is the date).

SPQR 70AD's picture

I saw the cowardly trump people getting beat up

CheapBastard's picture

Many of the ones they beat up on were older couples leaving Trump rallyes. Sick lefties punched them and spit on nice old people. So whatever happens to these domestic terrorists is their own doing imo.


"When you grab a tiger by the tail, never know how bad you are going to get bit."

SPQR 70AD's picture

I want to see trump people beat up them but it dont happen because the suicidal right wing are really thumb sucking bed wetters who think cops will protect the while the cops stand there. try to beat on the BLM and watch the cops go into action. cops are traitors and serve those who hate white people

Mr Hankey's picture

My uv, spqr. Truth hurts rhe "law abiding " snowflake copsuckers infesting this site.keep at it , get mad& get crazy. Keep your learning fluid, question your own most cherished beliefs vs. Biological knowledge  I wish I had a $ 4 every dv ive gotten in my short time posting on this site.

TheLastTrump's picture

I smell a paid Russian troll. Smells like shit.

Mr Hankey's picture

STFU ,dual shitizen Pali boy fucker

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Sponsored by George Soros. Get the scum of society to fight each other and society. Easier to dominate them

oncemore's picture

white nationalists?

what a stupid propaganda!

DRTL. Jewish libtarded AP source is the reason.

CheapBastard's picture

A "white nationalist" is a law-abiding American who works hard and honors the Constituition.


That's why these lefties hate them and call them names.

Xena fobe's picture

The "General Lee" defending it's name sake.

A-hole sbowflakes weren't supposed to be blocking the street.  No doubt the driver was in fear for his life. 

a Smudge by any other name's picture

No doubt! Until you watch the set of videos. And then guess what? TURNS OUT YOU ARE FULL OF SHIT. AND YOU ARE JUST MAKING SHIT UP.

Hey wow you are just another piece of shit. No doubt! Bra! Blow it up!

(updated: might be retraction time given other updates....)

the artist's picture

Holy Shit! Was that the proverbial Dodge Charger???

"Hey Luke, There is a bunch of Commies up ahead. Are you thinkin what I'm thinkin?"


Quinvarius's picture

The latest video does in fact show the leftist idiots attacking the gray car before it got to the crowd.  So, they got what they wanted.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Antifa so desperate they attack themselves. 

Can't wait to see if these drivers get caught.

Ms No's picture

It would be really nice if the people monitoring and directing these drivers would get caught.  The second an incident like this goes down people should be looking for other operatives in the area. 

HRH Feant2's picture

The article I posted by Matt Bracken talks about how civil war two gets started when someone gets caught in mob violence and runs over one of them.

kbohip's picture

Lol good times.

seek's picture

Nice media smear campaign.

Neo-nazis aren't fucking "alt right." But you can count on them harping on alt right = neo-nazis all day long now.

ET's picture

Neo-Nazis are the face of alt-right.

Look at

Run by a Nazi saluting 1488.

VWAndy's picture

Best way to control any group is buy leading it by paying for it. Integrity aint for sale as often as friends are.

TheLastTrump's picture

Hey you like Putin, here you go dipshit.



“This reminds me of anti-Semitism,” Putin said. “The Jews are to blame for everything. An idiot cannot do anything himself, so the Jews are to blame. But we know what such attitudes lead to. They end with nothing good.”

SPQR 70AD's picture

also putin said 85% of the first politburo that killed 66 million russians were jews

Ms No's picture

Not only did Putin say that but it was in the EXACT SAME CONVERSATION as what that moron The Last Trump posted.  Funny how this statist intelligence state troll ALWAYS LEAVES THAT PART OUT AND REPEATS THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER.

He clearly stated that the Bolsheviks were Jews but that it never gets anyone anywhere to blame everything on Jews.  Well duh, when they are in charge that is what gets you killed.  On one hand he admits that they took over via Marxism and slaughtered everyone and then on the other had says it's dumb to blame them for everything.  Why would that be?  Because he is talking tactics.  What he is essentially saying is that they are responsible but still in power, you have to be damn careful how you go about pointing that out.

Mr Hankey's picture

Yes. I read/ watched/ listened to the entire interview. 

Mr Hankey's picture

You been cut'pasting that cherry-picked drivel 4 months.Print the whole quote,dual -shitizen pali boy-fucker.

Mr Hankey's picture

You been cut'pasting that cherry-picked drivel 4 months.Print the whole quote,dual -shitizen pali boy-fucker.

VWAndy's picture

 Nifty bit of driving. Hit about as hard as you could and still be able to drive away in a straight line. Kinda got lucky no other cars pulled up behind too?

just the tip's picture

i don't know, but wouldn't that trigger an air bag?  i hear one of those goes off in your face, you can't see for a day.

VWAndy's picture

 If you know its comin you can shut your eyes tight and be just fine. Eyes open and you get jacked. Still pretty good driving in reverse all the way out of it.

Twee Surgeon's picture

What a Superb Observation ! The Vehicles Computer system would most likely record an Air Bag disabling event too. The car would not run either, would it, if the Air Bag went off ? The Canadian alleged Alt-Right eye-candy babe was a nice distraction.

Ms No's picture

Probably because some agent is on a roof directing the whole thing.  "It's all clear.  It's a go."  Then a day from now we will hear eye witness reports that some cops were ordered to stop cars from going in behind the ramming car.  Seriously, this happens with all these flags.  Sometimes they are discredited by witness video by the end of the thread.  There are lot of cameras there and somebody will catch something or notice something amiss.  EVERY. DAMN. TIME.

Edit:  I just watched the video again and you're right, he didn't hardly waver an inch hauling ass backwards and while hitting bumps.  Not very amateurish..



Peak Finance's picture

Go ahead guys, impeach Trump and this is but a TINY Taste of what's coming

The Goy Know!

110 and never again. 

1.21 jigawatts's picture

It appears there is only one Jewish downvoter present here today.

Big Twinkie's picture

He makes $7K a month doing it...

TheLastTrump's picture

I downvoted you and I'm not Jewish. So much for your theory.

DeathMerchant's picture

Apparently, you are from Watts in LA, no jews there for sure other than the landlords.

Mr Hankey's picture

So you are Smithers,Montgomery Burns' toady& truncated knob polisher?

Ms No's picture

Alt-right clamp down coming.  You can see the justification happening in front of your eyes.  "Extremists must be dealt with".  I think the google thing ties into this too.  I was wondering if we would see something else when I saw that.  Rebelling against google's policies is good but the way he was going about it was completely counterproductive and actually enforcing of evil white male stereotypes and fueling anger, as opposed to effective movement towards a commonsense goal.  If more things like this show up in short order they are going to make a big move for the alt-right on the net, or something similar. 


OCnStiggs's picture

Yes indeed. Gosh knows there is no reason to go after the neo-lib antifa snowflakes who like to beat people's heads in and break and burn stuff.

My bet is, some of these "nazis" are actually Soros drones. Soros wants to push us to the brink of civil war and then have Uncle Samuel crack down on the right. Not gonna happen.

The tree of liberty is almost dead. Time to feed it with the blood of tyrants and patriots.

Auntie Vyris's picture

We can disagree with how James Damore went about his exposing the oppressive nature of political correctness but he brought the issue to the surface and made it part of our national conversation and debate. Problem is, a lot of folks don't want to have a discuission or debate, they just want to commit violence.

It seems that anything but complete capitulation to every whim of the Subversive is seen as "hate". So I have no idea how we will move toward any commonsense goals. I sure as heck will not refer to Bruce Jenner as "her". As they say, "Science!".

Global Hunter's picture

the way he was going about it was completely counterproductive and actually enforcing of evil white male stereotypes and fueling anger, as opposed to effective movement towards a commonsense goal."

Sorry Ms. No there is no effective movement towards a commonsense goal.  I have several family members who don't talk to me any longer because I openly liked Trump and Brexit.  I think Gavin McInnis had it right when he said the first thing he did wrong was try to reason with the libtards and reach out to them...because there is no reaching out.  Libtards are like NPDs, there is no reasoning with them.  They are mentally ill. 

Ms No's picture

This is true.  I've seen everything Yuri Bezmenov described in this one Hillary fan I know.  Some of the right go down the same path.  It's quite alarming and like Yuri said, after enough indoctrination they no longer have the ability to absorb facts and no amount of evidence presented will change that.  I have been pissing people off my entire life as well, especially around Sept 11.  I complete social pariah for a while back then.  What I was saying then is established fact now.  What can you do?

Yuri laid out exactly what we are looking at here.



Global Hunter's picture

Thanks for that link Ms No I was watching him yesterday in fact!  I've watched a few times over the years and for some reason yesterday I went back to it.  I find it confusing and upsetting what has happened to the people who watch the mainstream media.  I probably first discovered him from a poster here on ZH. 

edit: btw I appreciated your original post I replied to and wanted to give some different perspective

siryessir08's picture

I can't believe people here are celebrating this.