Suspect Arrested in Beating of Black Charlottesville Man; Second Suspect Sought

Deandre Harris suffered head gashes, a broken wrist and a chipped tooth

Last Updated: August 27, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Police have arrested a man accused in the beating of Deandre Harris, a black man attacked in a parking lot on Aug. 12 during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Daniel Borden, 18, was arrested Friday and charged with the malicious wounding of Harris, 20. Borden is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center in Ohio, according to WCPO Cincinnati. An extradition date to Virginia has yet to be set.

Police are also looking for a second man identified as 33-year-old Alex Michael Ramos, who is wanted for malicious wounding in the same attack.

Harris’ beating resulted in a broken wrist, chipped tooth, busted lip and eight staples to close the wound in his head.

Filmmaker Greg Palast told TheWrap that he captured footage and photos of the attack and tried to share them with the FBI, but that the agency dragged its feet. The FBI declined to comment on an ongoing investigation but said the criminal would be brought to justice.

After the video and photos were circulated on social media, activists turned to the public for help in identifying the men.

Harris told WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina: “I was here as a counter-protester, but just to voice my opinion about the KKK and white supremacy and things like that. I wasn’t out here being violent. I wasn’t out here to be violent.”