This is him. The man police believe drove his car into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring 19 others. He’s in custody in Virginia and now we wait for the police to offer a theory of what happened.
The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail .
Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.
Not long after the name was released, Jake Tapper had the mug shot:
MUG SHOT for JAMES ALEX FIELDS Jr. being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and more pic.twitter.com/cqVRQEKo08
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 13, 2017
So much for the 4chan theory, repeated and retweeted by some prominent conservatives, that this was a false flag and the driver was a black man.