James Fields: Charlottesville vehicle attack suspect charged with 5 more felonies

James Alex Fields Jr

James Alex Fields Jr

A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned deadly when Fields rammed his auto into counter protesters.

Five more felony charges were filed today against James Alex Fields Jr., the suspect in the Charlottesville car-ramming that killed one and injured more than 30. The additional charges include two counts of malicious wounding and three counts of aggravated malicious wounding.

China calls for end to US-South Korea joint military exercises
North and South Korea are still technically at war with the North after the Korean War ended with a truce, not a peace treaty. According to South Korean President, he rules out USA military actions on the Korean Peninsula without South Korea's consent.

Police said shortly before 2 p.m. the day of the rally, Fields rammed his vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing Heyer and injuring more than a dozen, before hitting reverse and fleeing.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges could be coming, according to a press release sent to WVIR.

Spain gripped in nationwide manhunt after terror spree
The suspect posted a status to Facebook after the attack, saying: "Death death death why are they afraid of death". On June 9, Puigdemont said that Catalonia would hold a unilateral referendum on independence on October 1, 2017.

Fields, 20, is also facing other charges, including second-degree murder for allegedly plowing his auto into counterprotesters during the August 12 white supremacist rally, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Photographers captured Fields at the rally carrying a shield with the logo of white supremacist organization Vanguard America.

Fields joined hundreds of white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan who descended on Charlottesville last weekend to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Trump warns of severe consequences if North Korea attacks Guam
Abe says: "I will do everything, to the best of my ability, to protect the safety and property of the Japanese people". Later in the day, Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about the emerging threat North Korea presents.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.