Charlottesville Police ID and arrest more white supremacists — raise number of injured in car attack to 35
Two men have been arrested and one more is being sought by Charlottesville, VA police in connection to violence that took place two weeks ago that left 32-year-old Heather Heyer dead and 35 people injured, according to Charlottesville newspaper The Daily Progress.
Police arrested 52-year-old Richard Wilson Preston — a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan — for discharging a weapon within 1,000 feet of a school. He was apprehended last Sunday in Towson, MD.
Daniel Patrick Borden, 18, is in custody in Cincinnati, OH on charges of malicious wounding, most likely in conjunction with the attack on 20-year-old Deandre Harris. Harris, a black man, was viciously attacked by a group of white men brandishing metal rods. The attack was caught on video, although white supremacists and neo-Nazis have continued to target Harris with abuse and harassment.
A second man, 33-year-old Alex Michael Ramos — most recently a resident of Mariette, GA — is wanted in conjunction with the same attack. He is still at large.
In a statement, the Charlottesville Police announced that the toll of injured persons in the car attack on a crowd of anti-racist counter-demonstrators has been raised to 35.
The statement said, in part:
To date, James Alex Fields, Jr. has been charged with second degree murder, five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of aggravated malicious wounding, and one count of felony hit and run in relation to the incident. At this time, our Detectives have identified 35 victims and have reached out to each of them. We are still awaiting a response from several victims. This is an ongoing investigation, with multiple victims, witnesses, and items of evidence. There is potential for additional charges as the investigation progresses.