Richard Wilson Preston was arrested on Aug. 26 after the ACLU released a video of a man firing a gun at counterprotesters during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12
The man in the video is seen drawing his gun, shouting “Hey, n****r” and firing his gun.
The man then rejoins a march.
Police officers and Virginia State Police troopers were manning barricades only 50 feet away, but did not react to the gunfire.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN in an email: “From where they were standing, none was witness to the incident. Nor did they hear the single shot being fired because it was muffled by the loud volume of the crowd yelling and chanting, drums and music.”