Police identify suspect in Virginia car ramming

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Sunday, August 13, 2017
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio
wls-Albemarle Regional Jail

Authorities say a 20-year-old Ohio man accused of driving a car into a group of counter-protesters at a white nationalist rally has been charged with second-degree murder and other counts.

The Charlottesville Police Department said in a statement Saturday night that James Alex Fields Jr. of Ohio also faces three counts of malicious wounding, and one count related to leaving the scene.

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Col. Martin Kumer, superintendent of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, said Fields was in custody there Saturday night. Kumer says he doesn't believe Fields has obtained an attorney yet.

He says a bond hearing is scheduled for Monday.