CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A person needed in reference to the beating of a black man in Charlottesville on the day of a white nationalist rally turned himself in to authorities in Georgia and can be extradited to Virginia, officers stated.
Alex Michael Ramos, 33, surrendered Monday night on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Workplace, Sgt. Lawson Bittick advised The Related Press on Tuesday.
Ramos faces one rely of malicious wounding within the assault on DeAndre Harris, which was captured in pictures and video that went viral. The Aug. 12 assault by a gaggle of males left him with a concussion, abrasions and contusions throughout his physique, in addition to a head laceration that required staples, a knee damage and a fractured wrist, in response to his lawyer.
Ramos agreed to be extradited to Virginia throughout a listening to Tuesday, stated Kathy Barfield, deputy clerk of the Monroe County Justice of the Peace Courtroom.
Bittick stated Ramos is an unemployed development employee, and he did not know if he had obtained an lawyer.
In an interview with Atlanta TV station WGCL, Ramos stated that he hit Harris as soon as and that others beat him with sticks and shields. He referred to as the incident “a defensive assault.”
Ramos additionally stated he isn’t a white nationalist.
“I used to be there as a result of, just about, I am a conservative. … There have been some non-racist members who have been going to a free speech rally,” he stated.
Harris, a 20-yr-previous particular schooling educational assistant, attended the rally with pals to point out his opposition to the white nationalist teams, his lawyer, S. Lee Merritt, stated.
A member of Harris’ group started arguing with a white supremacist over a Accomplice flag, Merritt stated in a press release. Harris intervened simply because the white supremacist tried to spear his good friend with the flag’s pole, the assertion stated.
Harris tried to retreat however was pushed to the bottom by a person holding a defend with the image of a white supremacist group, and the group of males swarmed him, beating him with blunt objects, based on the assertion.
One other man accused within the beating, Daniel Borden, 18, of suburban Cincinnati, appeared by video Tuesday and declined to waive extradition to Virginia, the place he additionally faces a cost of malicious wounding. Hamilton County Justice of the Peace Michael Bachman set bond at $one hundred,000 and scheduled a…