Man wanted for Charlottesville assault turns himself in

DeAndre Shakur Harris

DeAndre Shakur Harris

On Monday, a magistrate in Charlottesville issued a warrant charging Harris with unlawful wounding in the violence at the parking garage.

Photos and video of Mr Harris being attacked by white men at the 12 August event were widely shared online. He was served the warrant accusing him of unlawful injuring. Harris' attorney, S. Lee Merritt, said Harris was left with a concussion, abrasions and contusions across his body, as well as a knee injury, a fractured wrist and a head laceration that required staples after the clash.

Court records show the complaint against Harris was filed by Harold Ray Crews, who is identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as chairman of the North Carolina League of States, a white nationalist group.

Footage of the attack spread quickly on social media, showing at least five white men beating and kicking Mr Harris to the ground in an indoor vehicle park next to the police station during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville.

A man needed in association with a strike in Charlottesville on August 12 has handed himself over to police.

Two men were charged with malicious wounding in September in the attack against Harris.

Police said Harris was taken before the justice and discharged on an unsecured bond.

The victim reportedly went to the magistrate's office to try and obtain the warrant against Harris after presenting officials with his account of what happened during the incident.

Harris is set to appear in court at 9 a.m. Friday.

At the rally, 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a auto struck a crowd of counter protesters.

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