MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — A metro Atlanta man will go back to Charlottesville, Virginia, to face charges after he was accused of joining other white nationalists in beating an African-American counter-protester.
Alex Michael Ramos, 33, of Marietta, surrendered Monday night in Monroe County. He appeared Tuesday at an extradition hearing.
“What happens when I go back to Virginia? What do you think happens?” Ramos said in court.
Videos and photos surfaced last week allegedly showing Ramos beating Deandre Harris during the Charlottesville protest. Harris suffered a broken arm and needed eight staples to close the wound in his head.
Detectives from Cobb to Butts to Monroe counties searched for Ramos after police identified him in the video.
Ramos has been charged with malicious wounding, which is similar to aggravated assault in Georgia.
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He agreed to sign extradition papers because he didn’t want to spend one more moment in jail than he had to.
“I don’t want to stay here for three months,” he said.
Channel 2's Richard Elliot spoke with Ramos as he walked out of his court hearing.
“Not guilty,” Ramos said.
Ramos will be picked up by Charlottesville police and taken back to Virginia, but deputies do not know when.
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