Indiana man arrested for Charlottesville assaults
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Indiana man arrested for Charlottesville assaults

After video surfaces, Dennis L. Mothersbaugh accused by authorities in Virginia of punching man and woman during violent white nationalist rally

Protesters and counter-protesters clashing at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Protesters and counter-protesters clashing at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NORTH VERNON, Indiana — Authorities have arrested an Indiana man on an assault and battery warrant for allegedly punching a man and woman who were demonstrating against last month’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jennings County Sheriff Gary Driver said 37-year-old Dennis L. Mothersbaugh, of Vernon, was arrested Thursday. He is being held in the Jennings County Jail pending extradition to Charlottesville.

The (Columbus) Republic reported that Virginia authorities issued the warrant for Mothersbaugh after cellphone video surfaced on social media showing him marching with white supremacists and punching a man and a woman protesting against them.

Mothersbaugh is accused of being with a group demonstrating against the scheduled removal of a Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue from a Charlottesville park.

It isn’t clear if Mothersbaugh has an attorney who might comment on his behalf.

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