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Arrest Warrant Issued For Black Man Beaten By White Supremacists

11 October, 2017, 00:25 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Charlottesville magistrate issues warrant for black victim of parking garage beating

Harris is the 20-year-old man who was seen being attacked by a group of white nationalists after crowds dispersed following the "Unite the Right" rally.

Deandre Harris, a black man whose brutal beating at the hands of Charlottesville white supremacists was captured on video, is now wanted on charges of unlawful wounding in connection to the August 12 incident.

On Monday an arrest warrant was issued for 20-year-old DeAndre Harris on an unlawful wounding charge, according to the Washington Post. He continued to say it's "highly unusual" that the charge came from a Magistrate and not the police, and also said the accuser tried to implicate Harris prior.

"We find it highly offensive and upsetting, but what's more jarring is that he's been charged with the same crime as the men who attacked him", he said, adding that his client would turn himself into police in the coming days. Now, more than two months after that incident, Charlottesville authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest.




However, as WCPO notes, white supremacists on Twitter appeared to be celebrating the issuance of the warrant on Monday, with one white nationalist appearing to claim that it was a group effort to collect evidence on Harris.

Video of the incident shows Harris on the ground being violently kicked and beaten with poles by several attackers. The magistrate contacted police, Upman said, who verified facts and issued the warrant. The charge: malicious wounding. The warrant against Harris stems from accusations that he attacked someone, which led to the beating inside the garage.

According to The Root, "Harris' head injuries were so severe that he required eight staples". He also said he had cuts across his eyebrow, a chipped tooth and abrasions on his knees and elbows.

Ramos and Borden are due back in Charlottesville General District Court on Thursday, as is Richard Wilson Preston, a Baltimore Ku Klux Klan leader who is accused of firing a gun during the rally.

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