US Ohio man, 20, identified as suspect accused of driving car into Charlottesville protesters

05:26  13 august  2017
05:26  13 august  2017 Source:   FOX News

Suspect in deadly Virginia car ramming due in court

  Suspect in deadly Virginia car ramming due in court <p>An Ohio man accused of plowing his car into counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is set to make his first court appearance.</p>Col. Martin Kumer, superintendent at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, says 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. has a bond hearing Monday morning.

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A 20-year-old Ohio man is accused of driving a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others, police said late Saturday. 

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Driver of Car That Plowed Into Charlottesville Protesters , Killing 1, Is ID’d and in Police Custody. The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20 , of Maumee, Ohio , according to

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James Alex Fields Jr., 20, was booked into the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail on one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death.

The Washington Post reported that the silver 2010 Dodge Challenger involved in the crash was registered to Fields. 

Washington Post reports at least six pedestrians were struck © FoxNews.com Washington Post reports at least six pedestrians were struck

In addition, photographs of the car taken as it barreled toward the crowd of protesters show it bearing an Ohio license plate number, GVF 1111. The Post reported that Fields' last known address was in Maumee, a suburb of Toledo. WHIO-TV reported that the county code on the license plate corresponded to Lucas County, where Maumee is located. 

The crash climaxed a day of violence in the university town that had been sparked by the arrival of hundreds of white nationalists protesting plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a public park. 

Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching through a pedestrian mall downtown when "suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound." He said the Dodge Challenger smashed into another car, then backed up, barreling through "a sea of people."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Charlottesville driver previously accused of beating mother .
The driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday. Samantha Bloom, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, repeatedly called police about her son, James Alex Fields Jr., in 2010 and 2011, telling officers he was on medication to control his temper, transcripts from 911 calls show.Fields, 20, is accused of ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on Saturday in Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

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