AWFUL! Charlottesville Suspect James Alex Fields Jr. Accused of Beating Up His Disabled Mother
On Saturday afternoon, Charlottesville authorities say James Alex Fields Jr., rammed his 2010 gray Dodge Challenger into a crowd of protesters, killing 1 and injuring 26. New distributing details about Fields’ past are emerging. According to records from the Florence Police Department in Kentucky, the 20-year-old Ohio man beat up his disabled mother.
The driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday.
Authorities say 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters on Saturday in Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
The records from the Florence Police Department in Kentucky show the man’s mother had called police in 2011. Fields’ mother, Samantha Bloom, told police he stood behind her wielding a 12-inch knife. Bloom is disabled and uses a wheelchair.
In another incident in 2010, Bloom said that Fields smacked her in the head and locked her in the bathroom after she told him to stop playing video games. Bloom told officers Fields was on medication to control his temper.
Earlier Monday, Fields was denied bond after the public defender’s office said it couldn’t represent him because a relative of someone in the office was injured in Saturday’s protest. The judge was forced to find a local attorney to fill in, Charles Weber, who did not immediately respond to phone messages. No one answered the door at his office Monday.
A former teacher of Charlottesville attack suspect James Alex Fields Jr., says he was mentally disturbed.
“He was very infatuated with the Nazis, with Adolf Hitler,” says former teacher Derek Weimer.
Daily Caller reports:
The 20-year-old man accused of driving his car into a crowd of counter-protesters during a white nationalist rally Charlottesville, Va., had an “infatuation” with Adolf Hitler and Nazis, according to the suspect’s high school history teacher.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly slammed his car into a group of people in downtown Charlottesville, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.
Derek Weimer said he was not surprised when authorities named Fields as the driver. Weimer, who taught history to Fields Jr. at Randall K. Cooper High School in Union, Ky., said he was quiet yet bright student who had “radical ideas on race.”
“He was very infatuated with the Nazis, with Adolf Hitler,” Weimer told WCPO News in Cincinnati. “He also had a huge military history, especially with German military history and World War II. But, he was pretty infatuated with that stuff.”
Weimer also said that Fields Jr. wanted to go into military service but was rejected on mental health grounds.
“His senior year, he was real gung-ho about joining the Army,” Weimer said. “And he, towards the end of the year, found out that he was denied, and it was because of a history of anti-psychotic mediation that he was prescribed.”