A teen white supremacist who has been obsessed with Nazis since junior high school has been charged in the vicious beating of a black man during the violent rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Daniel Borden, 18, was arrested Friday in connection with the attack on 20-year-old Deandre Harris, authorities said Saturday.
A cellphone video captured a group of white men savagely pounding on Harris with metal flag poles, umbrellas and plastic shields.
The footage shows a bloodied Harris collapsing multiple times as he tries to scurry away from his racist attackers.
The baby-faced Borden, who was charged with malicious wounding, has a history of hate.
A classmate at his Ohio middle school told cops in 2012 that Borden once held a knife against his face, called him “Jew Boy” because he had a big nose, and often drew swastikas, according to WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.
The classmate also reported to police that Borden had claimed to belong to a gang called Brothers of Confederacy.
Also Saturday, Charlottesville police revealed that an arrest warrant has been issued for Alex Michael Ramos, 33, in the assault of Harris.
The police on Saturday arrested a 52-year-old man wanted for firing a gun during the normally serene college town’s deadly white nationalist rally on Aug. 12
Richard Wilson Preston was charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.
The arrests came amid heightened scrutiny of the police over its response to the violence in Charlottesville.
The melees two weeks ago culminated in a Nazi sympathizer plowing his car into a crowd of counter-protesters — killing Heather Heyer, 32, and wounding 19 others.