Lifestyle Mother of Charlottesville Suspect Had Repeatedly Called 911 About Domestic Abuse By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 14, 2017 @ 05:45PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Getty New details about the suspect accused of driving into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., have emerged. The Associated Press reports, based on police records, that suspect James Alex Fields Jr.'s mother, Samantha Bloom, had repeatedly called 911 about her son's violent outbursts prior to this weekend's attack. The 20-year-old was arrested Saturday and faces charges including second-degree murder after he allegedly drove a car through a group of counter-protestors who were speaking out against white nationalist marchers. One woman, Charlottesville resident Heather Heyer, was killed and 19 people were injured. Fields Jr. remain in jail following his first court appearance on Monday. According to the AP, Bloom reported in 2010 that "her son smacked her in the head and locked her in the bathroom after she told him to stop playing video games" and in 2011 she reported that her son had threatened her with a 12-inch knife. VIDEO: Charlottesville Solidarity Rallies Around the U.S. In an interview on Saturday, Bloom told the AP she was aware that her son was headed to a rally in Virginia but did not know it was connected to white nationalists. Bloom told the Toledo Blade that she ahd told Fields Jr. to practice caution. “I told him to be careful,” she said. “[And] if they’re going to rally to make sure he’s doing it peacefully.” Charlottesville Victim's Mother: "I Want Her Death to be 'a Rallying Cry for Justice'" Following the incident, the victim's mother and father spoke out about hoping that their daughter's tragic passing would teach people to "stop hating" and to embrace forgiveness.