Georgia native Michael Ramos,33, and Daniel P. Borden, 18, of Ohio, have been arrested for the beating of Charlottesville native, DeAndre Harris, 20, according to the New York Daily News.
Michael Ramos was charged with attacking Deandre Harris, who was left with a broken wrist, a busted lip and eight staples in his head. The brutal beating occurred amid the “Unite the Right” rally earlier this month, which claimed the lives of two police officers and counter-protester Heather Heyer. “I’m going to turn myself in because it’s the right thing to do,” Ramos told CBS46 in the minutes before he walked into the police station. After speaking with the news station, Ramos turned himself into officers at the Monroe County sheriff’s office, where he was charged with malicious wounding — a felony punishable with up to five years behind bars.
The other defendant, Daniel P. Borden, is being held in custody in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A classmate at Mason Middle School told police in 2012 that Borden held a knife inches from his face, according to a police report. He also said Borden drew swastikas, called him "Jew Boy" because he had a big nose and claimed he belonged to a gang called Brothers of Confederacy, the report states. Another student said Borden said he was going to kill him because he wouldn't buy Borden a cookie, according to the report. Borden said he was joking. Mason Police Officer Joshua Wells said police charged Borden with possessing a deadly weapon in a school safety zone and aggravated menacing.