Arrest Warrant Issued For Deandre Harris, Black Man Beaten In Charlottesville Riot
Deandre Harris, the black man seen being beaten on video by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. during the “Unite the Right” rally in August, is now facing a felony charge.
A magistrate issued the warrant Monday. Harris is accused of attacking another man first, and is wanted on charges of unlawful wounding.
A police detective “verified” the alleged victim’s claims, according to a statement from Charlottesville Police.
Exclusive footage recorded by The Daily Caller News Foundation during the August rally captured the moment at least five individuals brutally attacked Harris with an array of blunt objects. (RELATED: White Supremacists Brutally Attack Black Teen Next To Charlottesville Police HQ)
The Charlottesville Police released a statement detailing the charge against Harris.
“On today’s date, a warrant was issued for Deandre Shakur Harris (B/M; 20 years of age; resident of Suffolk, Virginia) in relation to an assault that occurred on August 12th in the area of the East Market Street parking garage,” police said. “The victim went to the Magistrate’s office, presented the facts of what occurred and attempted to obtain the warrant. The magistrate requested that a detective respond and verify these facts. A Charlottesville Police Department detective did respond, verified the facts and a warrant for Unlawful Wounding (Va Code 18.2-51) was issued.”
Two other men featured in the video also face felony charges. Alex Micheal Ramos and Daniel Borden are both being charged with malicious wounding for attacking Harris, according to NBC29. (RELATED: We Got Behind The Lines Of White Supremacy In Charlottesville. Here’s What We Saw)