University of Virginia police announced on Wednesday that white supremacist Chris Cantwell, wanted by police on three felony charges, has turned himself in to Lynchburg authorities. The Daily Progress, a local Charlottesville, Virginia publication, reported that Cantwell is being held in Lynchburg’s Blue Ridge Region Jail, pending transfer to a facility in Charlottesville.
Cantwell became one of the faces of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville after a Vice News documentary on the Unite the Right rally prominently featured him and his racist screeds, and his violent assertion that “a lot more people are going to die before we’re done here.” Cantwell then wept openly in a Youtube video over the threats he’d allegedly received following the documentary’s release.
The display prompted many in the media and beyond to dub him the “Crying Nazi,” or “Crybaby Nazi.” The blubbering anti-Semitic white nationalist mess was promptly banned from OKCupid, a platform he’d once used to publish dating advice, specifically dating advice for people wanting to date him, that included “If you aren’t interested in sex, I’m not interested in you” and “In a photo of you and a friend, I assume you are the ugly one.” A tidy reminder that abstaining from fucking Nazis isn’t a public service, it’s a mental health dictum.
UVA police ultimately issued a warrant for Cantwell’s arrest on Tuesday on two counts of illegal use of tear gas and other gases, and one count of malicious bodily injury with a caustic substance in connection with his participation in the August 11 rally at the university campus.