Harry Rogers, 36, is accused of attempted malicious injury, vandalism, abuse and assault and battery, and is being held without charge. He was acquitted in court on Monday morning, according to online court records.
Rogers’ next hearing is scheduled for August 18.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
Rogers was arrested and a victim who had called to report the incident was rescued by rescue at the scene and denied further treatment, according to police.
“While I am grateful that the victim’s injuries do not appear to be serious, an attack on peaceful protesters is horrific and disgusting and we will prosecute to the fullest extent possible,” Henrico Shann County Sheriff’s Attorney General said in a statement.
Taylor said in a statement that because of Rogers’ acceptable relationship with the CCP, they are investigating whether the hate crimes are appropriate.
CNN has contacted Rogers’ attorney for comment, but has not responded.