White supremacist surrenders to charges in Charlottesville attack on black protester
Authorities arrested another suspect in the beating of a black man during this month’s violent white supremacist march in Virginia.
Alex Michael Ramos turned himself in Monday to sheriff’s deputies in Monroe County, Georgia, on malicious wounding charges, reported WXIA-TV.
White supremacists rallied Aug. 12 in Charlottesville to protest the removal of Confederate monuments, and President Donald Trump offered equivocal support for them after an apparent neo-Nazi struck and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer with his car.
The 33-year-old Ramos — who claims Puerto Rican ancestry but said he was proud to march alongside Ku Klux Klan members — is accused of attacking 20-year-old counter-protester Deandre Harris with a group of other men.
Daniel Borden, 18, of Ohio, was also charged in the attack.
Harris suffered a broken wrist and a head injury that required 10 staples, said his attorney — who credited activist and journalist Shaun King with identifying the assailants.
Ramos was once associated with the right-wing gun militia Georgia Security Force III%, but he’s now affiliated with the “pro-West” Proud Boys and its “tactical defensive arm,” the Fraternal Order of Alt Knights.
The pro-Trump group Proud Boys was started by Vice magazine co-founder Gavin McInnes, a frequent guest on Fox News.
He remains jailed in Monroe County while he awaits extradition to Virginia.