Three men accused of attacking counterprotesters at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month have been charged with felonies, police said late Saturday.
Richard W. Preston, 52, who has identified himself as the imperial wizard of the Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, was arrested Saturday on a charge of discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school, and was held in the Baltimore County jail.
Daniel P. Borden, 18, of Mason, Ohio, was arrested Friday in Cincinnati and was held in the Hamilton County jail on a charge of malicious wounding.
Borden is accused of taking part in the beating of a man in a parking garage next to the Charlottesville Police Department on Aug. 12. That man, DeAndre Harris, suffered a broken wrist and a gash to his head that required 10 staples. The attack was captured on video, police said.
Police were seeking a third man, Alex Michael Ramos, 33, who also was allegedly involved in the beating of Harris. Ramos also is charged with malicious wounding.