Man Allegedly Harasses Mourners For Pro-Trump Victim, Hits One With Truck

Eric Scheiner | September 9, 2020
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An arrest was made Monday evening in connection to a hit-and-run incident following a memorial for Aaron “Jay” Danielson who was fatally shot by an Antifa rioter in Portland.

KPTV reports, the victim of the hit-and-run and a group of friends had attended a memorial at a park in Vancouver, Washington on Saturday. The group then traveled to a nearby bar when the suspect allegedly began to harass them.

FOX 12 spoke with Rex Fergus, a friend of the victim, who said they had been at Esther Short Park to honor Aaron "Jay" Danielson, who was shot and killed during a demonstration in downtown Portland. They then decided to go to Charlie's Bar and Grill, where Fergus said the suspect started causing problems.

"He came into the bar and immediately was aggressive with everyone that was in the bar. He was aggressive with the bouncer, he was aggressive with everyone that he came into contact with, he came into the bar immediately pulled his phone out and started coming over to our tables and putting his phone in our faces," Fergus said.

No verbal confrontation occurred inside the bar and the victim left after contact with security staff, police said.

A confrontation occurred outside the bar when the group and the suspect exchanged words.

“The suspect got into his vehicle, drove toward the victim, hit him, and then fled from the parking lot,” according to detectives.

Charles R. Holliday-Smith, 30, turned himself into law enforcement on Monday, he faces charges including assault and felony hit-and-run.