Bail Denied for Ohio Man Accused of Ramming Car into Crowd

Camille Rivera
August 16, 2017

The mother of James Alex Fields, who allegedly murdered a woman and injured many others after plowing his auto into a group of Charlottesville protesters, had called 911 about him on multiple occasions alleging to his violent behavior, as reported by TMZ.

The mother of the 32-year-old woman who died after a auto rammed into a crowd that was marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday said her daughter was always defended her beliefs.

The incident took place as hundreds of white nationalists converged on Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general and slavery advocate Robert E. Lee.

(Union, Ky.) - The attacker at the center of the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday is a Boone County native.

The Ohio man charged in connection with a deadly auto attack on Charlottesville is expected to appear before a judge Monday morning.

Heather Heyer's death should be "a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion", according to the mother of the 32-year-old killed during the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The suspect, James Alex Fields Jr. of OH, did not have the funds to hire a private attorney, but NBC 12 said that the local public defender could not represent him because he was related to one of Fields' alleged victims.

"The Army can confirm that James Alex Fields reported for basic military training in August of 2015".

By Saturday evening authorities had identified the driver of the vehicle as James Alex Fields Jr.

He was arrested by police after attempting to flee from the scene.

Fields' mother Samantha Bloom told CBS News she heard about the charges facing her son from a news reporter.

"She didn't do it in a way so much of arguing, as a way so much of saying, "Tell me why.' 'Tell me why I can't do this" or 'Tell me why you believe that.'" Bro said of Heyer, who worked as a paralegal.

Fields had been photographed earlier in the day carrying a shield bearing the emblem of one of the hate groups that attended the rally.

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Monday morning following the attack. "Including the KKK, nao-nazis, and white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans", the President said after the meeting.

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