Virginia state Sen. L. Louise Lucas turned herself in Tuesday to the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office after being charged in connection with the partial dismantling of a Confederate monument that left a man injured.
Lucas was one of 14 people charged in June with conspiracy to commit a felony and injury to a monument in excess of $1,000, Col. Marvin Waters, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, told CNN.
Police said the June incident led to “life-threatening” and “permanent” injuries of a man, CNN reported.
Lucas, a member of the state senate since 1992, has been released on a personal recognizance bond.
Others charged in the incident included a Portsmouth school board member, local NAACP chapter members and three public defenders.
The charges drew condemnation from the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, Gov. Ralph Northam and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe.