A person with reported hyperlinks to the Proud Boys is accused of calling a girl the “n-word” earlier than winding up and “sucker punching” her within the face.
Andrew Partitions, 26, was charged with possessing a firearm whereas intoxicated and assaulting 23-year-old lady Cameron Morgan.
It got here after a viral video of the assault was posted on-line by Ms Morgan’s father, David Lee Morgan Jr, asking for assist figuring out the person.
“Cameron, who wouldn’t damage anybody and has a coronary heart of gold, was sucker punched by this racist man in Highland Sq. in Akron final night time for no motive. She weighs perhaps 100 kilos,” he wrote. “I’m heartbroken and sick to my abdomen.”
The video confirmed a person arguing with a number of folks on the sidewalk earlier than strolling in the direction of somebody out of body saying, “Let’s go, n—– b—-, shut your mouth”.
After he pulls up his proper arm, Ms Morgan will be seen within the video as she’s punched straight within the face.
Partitions allegedly dragged Ms Morgan into the road by the hair after the recording ended, her father advised the Huffington Publish. She was handled for a concussion.
Akron police captain, Dave Laughlin, stated Mr Partitions turned himself to police on Monday after web sleuths recognized him from a 2019 information story, during which he referred to as himself the vice chairman of the Proud Boys’ Akron/Canton Chapter, in accordance with the Akron Beacon Journal.
Mr Laughlin advised the outlet they couldn’t say “for sure” whether or not Partitions is or was a member of the Proud Boys, however that they’re trying into “awfully related” pictures of who police say seems to be Partitions.
“It’s clearly an angle we’re pursuing to see if there’s any hyperlink to gang exercise,” Laughlin stated.
An unidentified particular person on the house of Partitions’ final recognized deal with advised the Journal that they had no remark whereas a Proud Boys spokesperson didn’t instantly reply to their request for remark.
The assault occurred on West Market Road in Akron’s Highland Sq. within the early hours of Sunday morning, in accordance with police.
Mr Laughlan added the investigation was persevering with to find out if further expenses could be introduced in opposition to Mr Partitions.