DeAndre Harris's attorney says assault charge based on misleading evidence

DeAndre Harris's attorney says assault charge based on misleading evidence

DeAndre Shakur Harris, 20, is accused of assaulting a person in a parking garage during the August 12 "Unite the Right" rally.

Lt. Matthew Edwards, spokesman for the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas, says that 22-year-old Jacob Scott Goodwin of Ward, Arkansas, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from Charlottesville by USA marshals near his hometown. The magistrate then asked a detective to verify the facts Harris gave them.

Charlottesville authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of parking garage beating victim Deandre Harris.

He is now charged with unlawful wounding in relation to the brawl.

But in a statement, Harris's attorney, S. Lee Merritt, said that the flashlight failed "to make significant contact" with Crews.

Harold Ray Crews, the North Carolina chairman of the League of the South, a neo-Confederate organization, took advantage of a quirk in the judicial system, according to a Charlottesville police detective and Harris' lawyer.

Harris had claimed no law enforcement stepped in to help him.

"We were not expecting this".

Merritt also dispelled the notion that Harris was seen attacking Crews in a 5-second video clip that has been making its rounds on social media along with various comment sections purporting that Harris hit Crews with a pipe.

Merritt says the injuries Crews received were not caused by Harris, who, Merritt says, was in the hospital at the time and being treated for his own injuries, which included head lacerations and a spine injury. Jake Via told the Washington Post.

Although objecting to the charges, Harris' attorney is working with the Charlottesville PD to have Harris turn himself in.

The Charlottesville Planning Commission was shut down Tuesday night by a protest over issues surrounding the August 12th white supremacist rally. He supplied video of that fight, which shows Crews tussling with at least three to four men, who are white, in black clothing.

Harris said he was attacked when he headed into a parking garage near the police station, in the 500 block of E. Market Street.

Two other men are charged with malicious wounding for allegedly attacking Harris, according to local reports.

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