3rd arrest made in beating of black man at Charlottesville rally

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 12, 2017

An alleged white supremacist wanted for a vicious Charlottesville attack on a defenseless black man was busted by USA marshals in his home state of Arkansas, authorities said.

According to the Washington Post, 22-year-old Jacob Scott Goodwin was arrested by U.S. Marshals Tuesday night. Living in Arkansas. Will be extradited to Virginia.

Two other men were also charged in the assault.

A videotape of the attack by five white men on the black victim received tens of thousands of YouTube hits, with Goodwin identified as one of Harris' assailants.

Goodwin will be in a Lonoke County courtroom on Friday for an extradition hearing.

An Arkansas man was arrested by USA marshals on Tuesday in relation to the August 12 beating of DeAndre Harris, according to a sheriff's deputy in Lonoke County, Arkansas.

Goodwin's mother, Tamera Goodwin, confirmed that he was at the rally carrying a shield and wearing tactical military gear. Harris suffered a spinal injury and needed 10 stitches for a wound on his head.

On Monday, a Virginia magistrate's office issued a warrant for Harris on a charge of with unlawful wounding after a lawyer and self-described "Southern nationalist" accused the black man of hitting him with a flashlight.

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