University police announced in a news release Tuesday that Christopher Cantwell is charged with two counts of illegal use of tear gas, phosgene and other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury by means of any caustic substance or agent or use of any explosive or fire. He gained national attention after being featured heavily in a short Vice News documentary about the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally that appeared on HBO.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, is accused of ramming his vehicle into a group of counter-protesters that day, killing Heyer.
The name Christopher Cantwell skyrocketed to notoriety last week when the self-proclaimed white supremacist was featured in a Vice News mini-doc about the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, in which he bragged about his capability for violence, admitting that he'd like to see America elect someone "a lot more racist than Donald Trump". "I'm gonna miss him".
A white nationalist wanted for crimes committed on the University of Virginia's campus during the deadly Charlottesville rally says he'll turn himself into authorities-but doesn't seem to be in any hurry to do so.
In an interview with the Times, Cantwell said, "The first thing you've got to understand is my job is to shock people".
Cantwell told The Associated Press, he pepper-sprayed a counter-protester during an August 11 protest in self-defense.
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Cantwell told NBC News that he would turn himself in "without undue delay", although he did not specify when or where he would do so.
In a YouTube video posted several days after Charlottesville, Cantwell is in tears, blaming the violence on the counter protesters.
Addressing the police at the time, he said: 'I am armed, I do not want violence with you.
In nearly five minute clip, an emotional Cantwell says: "If I have to go to jail today, it won't be the first time..."
A white nationalist from Keene is facing three felony charges in connection with violent demonstrations surrounding a rally in Charlottesville, Va., last week, according to University of Virginia police.
Cantwell has said he's staying in an undisclosed location because death threats have him fearing for his life. He gave his phone number on the video and said authorities could contact him.