White nationalist jailed in York County granted $10K bail over COVID-19 threat

YORK, S.C. — An alt-right white nationalist from Florida who sought bail from jail in South Carolina due to coronavirus concerns has been granted bond, court documents show.


Augustus Sol Invictus, 36, ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida and was a featured speaker during the deadly 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Now facing a domestic violence charge and a gun charge in Rock Hill, South Carolina, his legal team argued Friday that Invictus has not been convicted of a crime and deserves a bond, The Herald reported.

Invictus was arrested in December 2019. He's accused of choking his wife and holding a gun to her head, forcing her to drive from South Carolina to Florida , 6th Circuit Solicitor Jenny Desch said.

South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Dan Hall had ordered that Invictus be held without bond, saying he’s a flight risk and a threat to public safety.

Hall granted Invictus a $10,000 bond Tuesday on charges of domestic violence and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a court order signed by Hall.

The order takes effect at noon Wednesday, and requires Invictus to leave York County, the document shows. Invictus also cannot go to North Carolina, the order states.

Court hearings over the past few weeks in York County, South Carolina, have revolved around inmates’ concerns about the coronavirus. County officials have reported no cases at the jail, the Herald reported.