A self-professed white nationalist featured in a widely watched documentary on the demonstrations in Charlottesville is being held without bond after Virginia authorities say he turned himself in following allegations that he pepper-sprayed a counterprotester.
The University of Virginia Police Department said Christopher Cantwell, 36, is charged with one count of malicious bodily injury by means of a caustic substance and two felony counts of illegal use of tear gas.
A statement from University of Virginia police said Cantwell had turned himself in late Wednesday to the Lynchburg Police Department.
Cantwell — who was featured in a widely viewed documentary by Vice News — was wanted for an incident during clashes between white nationalists and counterprotesters earlier this month in Charlottesville.
The events brought major political fallout after President Trump blamed “many sides” for violence, which included the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer when a driver with suspected Nazi sympathies rammed into a crowd of people.
Cantwell was being held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, authorities said.