Charlottesville's Own


It is a myth that Unite the Right was only outsiders looking to cause trouble. Charlottesville has a deep and troubling legacy with white supremacy, and several people from Charlottesville and the surrounding areas have faced charges for various acts in the past two years.

Case Summary

Virginia v Brian Lambert (Charlottesville City (VA) District Court — GC18004208-00)
Awaiting Trial
05-February-2019
Brian Lambert was accused of brandishing a weapon on the first anniversary of the Unite the Right tragedy in Charlottesville, VA.
Brian Roland Lambert
a.k.a.
Brian Lambert
Pointing/brandishing a firearm
§ 18.2-282 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Charged Up to 1 year
Virginia v Brian Lambert (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR18000076-04)
Bench Trial, Appeal
07-February-2019 (Trial)
Brian Lambert is a Charlottesville local who was found guilty in a bench trial of tearing down the mourning shroud installed over the Confederate statues in Charlottesville on multiple occasions. He was sentenced to a harsh jail sentence and is appealing to circuit court.
Brian Roland Lambert
a.k.a.
Brian Lambert
Destruction of property with intent, < $1000
§ 18.2-137 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Appeal 1 year (10 months suspended)
Virginia v Brian Lambert (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR18000076-03)
Bench Trial, Appeal
07-February-2019 (Trial)
Brian Lambert is a Charlottesville local who was found guilty in a bench trial of tearing down the mourning shroud installed over the Confederate statues in Charlottesville on multiple occasions. He was sentenced to a harsh jail sentence and is appealing to circuit court.
Brian Roland Lambert
a.k.a.
Brian Lambert
Trespass after having been forbidden to do so
§ 18.2-119 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Appeal 1 year (10 months suspended)
Virginia v Brian Lambert (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR18000076-02)
Bench Trial, Appeal
07-February-2019 (Trial)
Brian Lambert is a Charlottesville local who was found guilty in a bench trial of tearing down the mourning shroud installed over the Confederate statues in Charlottesville on multiple occasions. He was sentenced to a harsh jail sentence and is appealing to circuit court.
Brian Roland Lambert
a.k.a.
Brian Lambert
Trespass after having been forbidden to do so
§ 18.2-119 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Appeal 1 year (10 months suspended)
Virginia v Brian Lambert (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR18000076-01)
Bench Trial, Appeal
07-February-2019 (Trial)
Brian Lambert is a Charlottesville local who was found guilty in a bench trial of tearing down the mourning shroud installed over the Confederate statues in Charlottesville on multiple occasions. He was sentenced to a harsh jail sentence and is appealing to circuit court.
Brian Roland Lambert
a.k.a.
Brian Lambert
Destruction of property with intent, < $1000
§ 18.2-137 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Appeal 1 year (10 months suspended)
Virginia v Christopher James Wayne (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR18000077-01)
Bench Trial, Appeal
20-February-2019 (Trial)
Christopher Wayne was accused of damaging the tarp covering the Confederate statues in Charlottesville and trespassing. Like Brian Lambert, he was sentenced to an unusually long jail sentence during a bench trial and is appealing to circuit court.
Christopher James Wayne
a.k.a.
Chris Wayne
Trespass after having been forbidden to do so
§ 18.2-119 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Appeal 1 year (11 months suspended)
Virginia v Christopher James Wayne (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR18000077-03)
Bench Trial, Appeal
20-February-2019 (Trial)
Christopher Wayne was accused of damaging the tarp covering the Confederate statues in Charlottesville and trespassing. Like Brian Lambert, he was sentenced to an unusually long jail sentence during a bench trial and is appealing to circuit court.
Christopher James Wayne
a.k.a.
Chris Wayne
Trespass after having been forbidden to do so
§ 18.2-119 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Appeal 1 year (11 months suspended)
Virginia v Christopher James Wayne (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR18000077-02)
Bench Trial, Appeal
20-February-2019 (Trial)
Christopher Wayne was accused of damaging the tarp covering the Confederate statues in Charlottesville and trespassing. Like Brian Lambert, he was sentenced to an unusually long jail sentence during a bench trial and is appealing to circuit court.
Christopher James Wayne
a.k.a.
Chris Wayne
Destruction of property with intent, < $1000
§ 18.2-137 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Appeal 1 year (9 months suspended)
Virginia v Brian Lambert (Charlottesville City (VA) District Court — GC18000083-00)
Closed
Brian Lambert was found guilty of public intoxication after engaging with student protesters at UVa during the one-month anniversary of Unite the Right in 2017.
Brian Roland Lambert
a.k.a.
Brian Lambert
Public swearing/intoxication
§ 18.2-388 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted $89
Virginia v Christopher Wayne (Charlottesville City (VA) District Court — GC18000744-00)
Closed
Christopher Wayne was found not guilty of trespass for trying to remove the tarp over the Confederate statue in Charlottesville, VA in 2018.
Christopher James Wayne
a.k.a.
Chris Wayne
Trespass after having been forbidden to do so
§ 18.2-119 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Not Guilty Up to 1 years
Commonwealth of Virginia v Kessler, Jason Eric (Albemarle County (VA) Circuit Court — CR17000673-00)
Closed
Jason Kessler was accused of lying on a sworn statement to a magistrate after he was charged with assaulting a man on the Charlottesville downtown mall. Video evidence proved he lied, but the prosecutor failed to establish venue during the trial.
Jason Eric Kessler
a.k.a.
Jason Kessler
TheMadDimension
Affiliations:
Proud Boys (former)
New Byzantium (former)
Perjury
§ 18.2-434 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Dismissed (failure to establish venue) Up to 10 years
Commonwealth of Virginia v Kessler, Jason Eric (Charlottesville City (VA) General District Court — GC17003597-00)
Closed
Jason Kessler was antagonizing protesters the night after he brought the first torch rally to Charlottesville. Though he was using a bullhorn after the allowed hours, the Commonwealth dropped the charges.
Jason Eric Kessler
a.k.a.
Jason Kessler
TheMadDimension
Affiliations:
Proud Boys (former)
New Byzantium (former)
Disorderly conduct
§ 18.2-415 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Dismissed (nolle prosequi) Up to 1 year
Commonwealth of Virginia v Kessler, Jason Eric (Charlottesville City (VA) General District Court — GC17000433-00)
Closed
Jason Kessler was gathering signatures for a petition when an acquaintance of his declined to offer a signature. Jason the punched him. His victim pressed charges, and Jason subsequently lied to take out a false charge.
Jason Eric Kessler
a.k.a.
Jason Kessler
TheMadDimension
Affiliations:
Proud Boys (former)
New Byzantium (former)
Assault and battery
§ 18.2-57 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted (plea) Up to 1 year
Commonwealth of Virginia v Kessler, Jason Eric (Charlottesville City (VA) General District Court — GC17008078-00)
Closed
Jason Kessler was trying to start a new white nationalist organization when the official account of that organization posted the name and physical home address of this site's administrator with intent to harass. However, later evidence showed that though the account was created at Jason's direction, the author of the offending tweet was not Jason.
Jason Eric Kessler
a.k.a.
Jason Kessler
TheMadDimension
Affiliations:
Proud Boys (former)
New Byzantium (former)
Use of identity to harass or intimidate
§ 18.2-186.4 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Dismissed (nolle prosequi) Up to 1 year
Commonwealth of Virginia v Joshua Matthews (Charlottesville City (VA) Circuit Court — CR18000256-00)
Closed
Joshua Matthews is the last known person to interact with James Fields prior to his vehicle attack in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017. Matthews was subpoenaed to testify as a defense witness in Fields's case, but failed to appear.
Joshua Matthews Failure to appear; contempt
§ 18.2-456 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Convicted 5 hours
Virginia v Mason Pickett (Charlottesville City (VA) District Court — GC17006647-00)
Closed
Mason Pickett was found not guilty for allegedly making unwanted contact with a local anti-racist activist in Charlottesville, VA.
Mason Pickett Assault
§ 18.2-52 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Not Guilty Up to 1 years
Virginia v Mason Pickett (Charlottesville City (VA) District Court — GC17006823-00)
Closed
Mason Pickett was found not guilty for allegedly making unwanted contact with a local anti-racist activist in Charlottesville, VA.
Mason Pickett Assault
§ 18.2-52 (Virginia Criminal Code)
Not Guilty Up to 1 years

All people on this list are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrests, charges, and indictments are not considered evidence of wrongdoing. All defendants presented herein have a right to due process. The public also has a right to learning the disposition of their cases.