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Florida Man Guilty of Malicious Wounding in Downtown Charlottesville

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DeAndre Harris being assaulted inside the Market Street Parking Garage (Photo courtesy Twitter @ZDRoberts) DeAndre Harris being assaulted inside the Market Street Parking Garage (Photo courtesy Twitter @ZDRoberts)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

A fourth man has been found guilty of taking part in a violent beating inside a downtown Charlottesville parking garage.

Fifty-year-old Tyler Watkins Davis appeared in Charlottesville Circuit Court early Friday, February 8. The Florida man entered an Alford plea to malicious wounding, meaning he admits there is enough evidence to convict him of that charge.

The charge stems from the attack on DeAndre Harris inside the Market Street Parking Garage on August 12, 2017. Several other men - Daniel Patrick Borden, Jacob Scott Goodwin, and Alex Michael Ramos - have been found guilty in that violent incident.

Davis’ lawyer says his client is agreeing the incident happened, but disputing the malice part.

A three-day jury trial was set to get underway February 11. Davis is now scheduled to be sentenced on August 27, and faces up to 20 years in prison.

Davis is currently out on bond with conditions, such as having to wear a home-electronic monitoring device. He is expected to return to Florida for the time being, but will return to Charlottesville for his sentencing.