Guard Accused of Throwing Bleach on Inmates

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A former jail guard at the Richland County Detention Center is facing charges after deputies say he threw bleach on two inmates.

Phillip Young, 25, is charged with two counts of assault and battery.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says back on January 31st, Young threw a blend of water and bleach on the two victims. Investigators say surveillance video captured the incident.

The victims were treated at Palmetto Health Richland for what are described as non life-threatening injuries.

A spokesperson for Richland County Government said Young has been fired. He'd worked at the jail since 2010.


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