Georgia man charged in Charlottesville beating picked up for extradition

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia man charged with beating a man during a Charlottesville protest has been picked up for extradition to Virginia.

Channel 2's Mark Winne was the only reporter there as Michael Alex Ramos was picked up from the Monroe County Justice Center Friday morning.

Ramos surrendered Monday night and was taken into custody by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.


The 33-year-old Marietta man was allegedly caught on video, along with several other white nationalists, beating Deandre Harris. Harris suffered a broken arm and needed eight staples to close the wound in his head.

Police say Ramos then recorded a YouTube video about what happened.

"I didn't jump nobody," Ramos said in the video. "I'm not racist. Here, let me flip this out. See this American flag right here? Nazis don't like that flag so I'm actually pretty surprised that they backed me up."

Ramos is charged with malicious wounding, which is similar to aggravated assault in Georgia.

Winne asked Ramos as he walked out of jail if he hit anyone, if he was guilty and if he was a white nationalist, but Ramos didn't respond.