08/11/2018 Release from the City of Charlottesville:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - As of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, three men have been arrested inside and in proximity to the security area in downtown Charlottesville:
Algenon Franklin Cain, 28, of Red Springs, N.C. was arrested for trespassing on two separate occasions by Virginia State Police. Cain is now being held without bond at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
John Peter Miska, 64, of Albemarle County, Va., was arrested for possessing prohibited items during the event. Virginia State Police engaged Miska at 11:41 a.m., outside a business on Main Street. It was determined that he had purchased razors inside the business, which are among the city ordinance’s prohibited items. Miska was released on a summons.
William Erbie Hawkins Jr., 53, of Amelia, Va., was arrested for being drunk in public. At approximately 2:12 p.m. Saturday at 2nd and Water streets, state police observed a male subject walking unsteadily on his feet. The trooper approached him and administered a field sobriety test. Hawkins was then taken into custody and is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
The City of Charlottesville, Charlottesville Police and all partner agencies involved in safeguarding the Greater Charlottesville Region throughout the weekend continue to remain vigilant in anticipation of planned events. Media advisories and other informational releases will be disseminated as necessary to provide significant situational updates.
Citizens and media outlets seeking information related to current events in the Charlottesville area are encouraged to follow social media accounts for the City of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. These channels are the most official and immediate sources of information during the weekend. Any statements or photos issued via these accounts are to be considered official and approved for media use.