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South Carolina prison guard charged in inmate attack

February 5, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A guard at a South Carolina prison has been arrested and charged with attacking a handcuffed inmate.

The Department of Corrections said in a news release Tuesday that Sheik S. Johnson has been accused of punching in inmate in the head several times at the Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville.

Johnson is charged with misconduct in office and third degree assault and battery for the Oct. 18 attack.

It was not known if Johnson has an attorney yet.

Lieber is a maximum security prison in Dorchester County.