Charlottesville beating suspect Dan Borden to be extradited to Virginia, lawyer says

Posted at 4:53 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-16 05:12:43-04

CINCINNATI -- A former Mason resident charged in the beating of a black man during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, waived extradition Friday.

Daniel Borden will be transported back to Virginia sometime next week, according to his attorney, Greg Berberich.

Borden, 18, is facing a charge of malicious wounding in the attack of 20-year-old Deandre Harris during the white supremacist rally Aug. 12.

Videos and photos of the attack show several white men beating Harris in a Charlottesville parking garage. He told WRAL in North Carolina that doctors used eight staples to seal his head together and he also suffered a broken wrist, chipped tooth and busted lip in the attack.

Police identified Borden as a person of interest after social media activists named him as a person in the photos. Authorities arrested Borden Aug. 25. He has been held in the Hamilton County Justice Center since then, initially indicating he would fight extradition.

Berberich previously said he believes Borden "will be exonerated."

Borden attended Mason High School through his junior year but did not return for his senior year, Mason City Schools spokeswoman Tracey Carson said. In police reports, classmates said Borden had threatened violence during his middle school and high school years. One said Borden drew swastikas and called him "Jew Boy."