CHARLOTTESVILLE | Driver in deadly attack from OH, officials say

James Alex Fields Jr

James Alex Fields Jr suspect who was arrested in plowing down protesters during

The suspect has been charged with one count of second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failure to prevent a hit-and-run incident.

A superintendent of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, Martin Kumer, told the Post that local police had arrested and booked a man named James Alex Fields on Saturday afternoon.

The turbulence began Friday night, when the white nationalists carried torches though the university campus in what they billed as a "pro-white" demonstration.

The march came hours before a Saturday rally that police anticipate will attract as many as 2,000 to 6,000 people, in an event that could be the "largest hate-gathering of it's kind in decades in the United States", as described by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

White supremacists had targeted Charlottesville because the town had taken down a statue of Robert E. Lee, the New York Times reported.

An Ohio man is being held on charges related to the auto crash that left one dead and 19 injured in Charlottesville, Va., in the wake of of a white supremacist rally, authorities say. His alleged action led to the death of a yet to be identified 32 year old woman and several critical injuries.

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

"Our message is plain and simple: Go home". Earlier in the day, he declared a state of emergency to assist authorities in the city in controlling the situation. You can see people removed from the ground after the vehicle rear-ended two other vehicles forcing what is now being investigated as a terrorist attack. Another young man, Jacob L. Smith, also 21, from Virginia, faces misdemeanor assault and battery charges.

Police say 19 other people reported suffering injuries from the crash.

The president said he had a conversation with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and would provide any federal support needed to help the state.

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