3rd arrest made in beating of black man at Virginia rally
Authorities say a third person has been arrested in the beating of a black man at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Lt. Matthew Edwards is spokesman for the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas. He said in a phone interview that 22-year-old Jacob Scott Goodwin of Ward, Arkansas, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from Charlottesville by U.S. marshals near his hometown.
Lt. Steve Upman, a spokesman for police in Charlottesville, says Goodwin is charged with malicious wounding in the Aug. 12 beating.
Video of the rally shows several men beating 20-year-old DeAndre Harris.
Community members and UVA students protested during the Planning Commission meeting Tuesday in light of Harris being charged in connection to events at the August 12 rally.
James Alex Fields Jr., of the Toledo, Ohio, area, is accused of driving a car into counterprotesters Aug. 12 and killing Heather Heyer. He has been charged with second-degree murder.