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Arkansas man arrested in Charlottesville beating

Posted By on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 1:41 PM

click to enlarge JACOB GOODWIN - LONOKE SHERIFF VIA WASHINGTON POST
  • Lonoke sheriff via Washington Post
  • JACOB GOODWIN
On-line sleuthing apparently contributed to the arrest of an Arkansas man, Jacob Goodwin, 22, of Ward in the beating of a black man during the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The Washington Post reports the arrest here.


A third white supremacist accused of participating in a brutal attack on a black man during last month’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville has been arrested, an Arkansas law enforcement official said Wednesday.

Jacob Scott Goodwin, 22, of Ward, Ark., is allegedly one of at least five men who can be seen in online video footage pummeling DeAndre Harris, a 20-year-old former special education instruction assistant, inside a parking garage after the Aug. 12 rally. The footage shows a man identified by police as Goodwin, clad in a tactical military helmet and carrying a large plastic shield, kicking Harris on the ground. At one point, Goodwin appears to hit Harris with his shield.

The attack on Harris, viewed tens of thousands of times on YouTube, has become a symbol of the violence and racial enmity that engulfed Charlottesville when white supremacists, Klan members and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotesters.
 Harris himself was charged Monday.

A local magistrate issued an arrest warrant Monday for Harris on a felony charge of unlawful wounding, based on a complaint by Harold Ray Crews, a lawyer and self-described “Southern nationalist,” who alleges Harris injured him by hitting him with a flashlight right before the garage brawl. The charge against Harris, who suffered a spinal injury and a head laceration that required 10 stitches, outraged Black Lives Matter activists but delighted white supremacists.
Shaun King, a writer for The Intercept, has been predicting an arrest of Goodwin for days as a result of efforts on the Internet to identify those who participated in Harris' beating.

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