CBS News reports:
A man charged in connection with the beating of a black man in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the day of a white nationalist rally has been arrested, authorities in Georgia said. Alex Michael Ramos, 33, turned himself in Monday evening to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Lawson Bittick told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Ramos faces one count of malicious wounding in the attack on DeAndre Harris, which was captured in photos and video that went viral. The Aug. 12 attack by a group of men left him with a concussion, abrasions and contusions across his body, as well as a head laceration that required staples, a knee injury and a fractured wrist, according to his attorney.
In an interview with CBS affiliate WGCL before he turned himself in, Ramos said he’s not a white nationalist. “I was there because, pretty much, I’m a conservative. There were some non-racist members who were going to a free speech rally,” he said. Ramos said that he hit Harris once and that others beat him with sticks and shields. He called the incident “a defensive attack.”
There’s also news about his alleged accomplice:
An 18-year-old Ohio man charged in connection to violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is fighting extradition to Virginia. Daniel Borden, of suburban Cincinnati, appeared by video Tuesday and declined to waive extradition. Hamilton County Magistrate Michael Bachman set bond at $100,000 and scheduled a Sept. 29 hearing. Borden was arrested recently on a charge of malicious wounding.
Attorney Greg Berberich said earlier that Borden was struck in the head and tear-gassed multiple times, and he sought protection from Charlottesville police. He says Borden’s family expects him to be exonerated. James Alex Fields Jr., of the Toledo, Ohio, area, is accused of driving a car into counterprotesters on Aug. 12 and killing Heather Heyer. He has been charged with second-degree murder.
CCPD confirms Alex Michael Ramos has been arrested & is currently in Monroe County Jail. Details surrounding arrest have not been released. pic.twitter.com/ZRLzYdglXb
— Cobb County Police (@cobbpolice1) August 29, 2017
BREAKING: Police have finally arrested Dan Borden, the white supremacist we identified as assaulting Deandre Harris. He was in Ohio. pic.twitter.com/d6yfpXWxwi
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 26, 2017