Ex-Mason teen charged in Charlottesville attack, jailed in Cincinnati

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Daniel Borden is in jail in Cincinnati.

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An 18-year-old wanted in connection to an assault during a Charlottesville, Virginia, white supremacist event earlier this month is now behind bars in Cincinnati.

Daniel Patrick Borden, formerly a student at Mason High School, was arrested Friday and booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center, where he is being held for the Charlottesville Police Department.

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He is charged in Virginia with malicious wounding, Charlottesville police announced in a news release. The charges are connected to an Aug. 12 aggravated assault in the 500 block of East Market Street in Charlottesville, police said. He is not connected to a car attack of counter-protesters that led to one death and dozens of injuries.

Police on Aug. 15 named Borden a person of interest in a violent beating of a black man who was demonstrating against the Unite the Right g, Charlottesville police Sgt. Jake Via told our media partner, WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

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Borden attended Mason High through his junior year, district spokeswoman Tracey Carson said.

Mason Police Chief Todd Carter said Borden no longer lives in the city, but that while a resident police had seven contacts with Borden. One was for allegedly making statements about a shooting at the high school and telling some classmates not to go to school that day, according to police reports about the incident, WCPO reported.

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Detectives are continuing the investigation into the vehicle attack that led to one death and injuries, some severe, to 35 people, police said.

Attack suspect James Alex Fields Jr., whose most recent address was in northwestern Ohio, is charged with second-degree murder, five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of aggravated malicious wounding and one count of felony hit and run.

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