US Ohio man faces murder count in Charlottesville vehicle attack

12:50  13 august  2017
12:50  13 august  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

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Ohio man faces murder count in Charlottesville vehicle attack . CINCINNATI — An Ohio man is being held on charges related to the car crash that left one dead and 19 injured in Charlottesville , Va., in the wake of of a white supremacist rally, authorities say.

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CINCINNATI — An Ohio man is being held on charges related to the car crash that left one dead and 19 injured in Charlottesville, Va., in the wake of of a white supremacist rally, authorities say.

James Fields Jr., 20, is being held at the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. A jail official confirmed Fields was being held there Saturday evening.

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James Alex Fields, Jr., charged with second degree murder in Charlottesville , Va.(Photo: Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail). CINCINNATI — An Ohio man is being held on charges related to the car crash that left one dead and 19 injured in Charlottesville , Va

The deadly car attack . The driver charged with murder . Reporter: Charlottesville under siege, frightening moments, a car mowing down a crowd of people protesting against a white nationalist rally in charlottesville .

Authorities says a 32-year-old woman died and 19 others were injured in the incident.

The vehicle that struck the crowd of counter-protesters at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville was purchased from a Greater Cincinnati car dealership and last registered in Ohio, online records show.

The Ohio license plate number seen in photographs taken by TheDaily Progress of Charlottesville tracks to a vehicle identification number of a 2010 Dodge Challenger last registered in Maumee, Ohio. Documents show Fields has a residence in Maumee.

A Carfax report shows the vehicle was purchased by its latest owner in June 2015 from Kerry Toyota in Florence, Ky. The title for the vehicle was updated the next month in Maumee.

The vehicle was not listed as stolen by the National insurance Crime Bureau as of Saturday afternoon. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles also lists the vehicle as registered out of Lucas County, where Maumee is located.

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.

(AP) — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing The judge agreed to that and ruled there is probable cause for all charges against Fields, including nine lesser felony counts , to proceed.

Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of Albemarle- Charlottesville Regional Jail, told the Guardian that 20-year-old James Fields of Ohio had been arrested following the attack . “He has been charged with second degree murder , three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident that

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The suspect has been charged with one count of second degree murder , three counts of READ MORE: 'It was an intentional attack ': Eyewitness describes deadly Charlottesville car Another young man , Jacob L. Smith, also 21, from Virginia, faces misdemeanor assault and battery charges.

Alleged reckless driver charged with first-degree murder in Charlottesville car attack . Fields, who lived in Ohio before his arrest, is charged with eight counts of “aggravated malicious wounding The judge certified the charges against all three men . All those cases will also head to a grand jury.

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Online records do not show any previous criminal history for Fields. He was cited for expired or unlawful license plates by Maumee police in May 2017, according to local court records.

Videos of the incident show the Challenger barreling into pedestrians at high speed and slamming into the back of a second vehicle. With the car's front badly damaged and its mangled bumper sticking out one side, the driver backs up a high speed for several blocks, then turns left and speeds off, chased by police.

Photos and video posted on social media showed several people receiving treatment on the ground.

Angela Taylor, a public information officer at the University of Virginia Medical Center, told USA TODAY that 20 patients were taken there and that one had died. The conditions of the other 19 were not yet determined.

“I am heartbroken that a life has been lost here,” Charlottesville Mayor Mike Singer said, without elaborating.

Charlottesville officials said two people were treated for serious injuries after fights broke out earlier in the leadup to the rally that city officials declared an "unlawful assembly."

The violence prompted Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency and played out against a backdrop of unofficial, armed militia groups ringing Emancipation Park, where the rally was called to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Contributing: Gabe Cavallaro, The (Staunton, Va.) News Leader; Doug Stanglin reported and Sarah Toy, USA TODAY

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue .
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Charlottesville mayor asks for emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow removal of Confederate statue .Mayor Mike Signer's statement comes nearly a week after white supremacists descended on the city and violently clashed with counter protesters. One woman was killed Saturday when a car plowed into a crowd of people there to condemn what is believed to be the largest gathering of white supremacists in a decade. Signer said the attack has transformed the monuments from "equestrian statues into lightning rods.

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