A warrant has been issued for DeAndre Shakur Harris in relation to an assault that occurred near the Market Street Parking Garage during the chaos caused by the violent white nationalist Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12.
The victim of the alleged attack attempted to obtain a warrant at the magistrate’s office in person. A Charlottesville police detective verified the victim's story, and a warrant for unlawful wounding was issued.
A sergeant with the Charlottesville Police Department said his office had not conducted its own investigation into the claims and did not issue its own warrant.
Police said an update on Harris's case will be provided once the 20-year-old Suffolk man is arrested.
Harris was attacked by a swarm of people in the Market Street Parking Garage, and several individuals have been charged in the beating. The warrant against Harris stems from accusations that he attacked someone, which led to the beating inside the garage.
Last month, a judge denied bond for Alex Michael Ramos, 33, of Jackson, Georgia, who is charged in the felonious assault of Harris, who said he suffered a concussion, a broken ulna and had eight staples to close a scalp wound. He also said he had cuts across his eyebrow, a chipped tooth and abrasions on his knees and elbows.
Daniel Patrick Borden, 18, of Mason, Ohio, also is charged with malicious wounding in the Harris assault. He was arrested in the Cincinnati area on Aug. 25 and held in Ohio, initially indicating he would fight extradition. On Sept. 15, he waived extradition and was sent to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. On Sept. 21, he was denied bond.
At a hearing for Ramos in September, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Nina Antony said Harris ran into the Market Street garage after a scuffle with white supremacists and was beaten by at least five people.
Ramos's attorney, John Joyce, said Harris had been involved in scuffles during the rally and told a judge “it may have been Mr. Harris who struck the first blow in that fracas.”
Ramos and Borden are due back in Charlottesville General District Court on Thursday, as is Richard Wilson Preston, a Baltimore Ku Klux Klan leader who is accused of firing a gun during the rally.