Richland County Detention Officer Arrested for Assaulting Inmate, Sheriff Says

A Richland County jail officer is accused of assaulting an inmate.

RICHLAND COUNTY (WLTX) - A Richland County detention center has been arrested for assaulting an inmate, according to Richland County sheriff Leon Lott. 

Joseph Brown Jr., 35, is charged with with aggravated assault of an inmate at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, according to officials. 

Deputies say Brown struck the inmate in the neck with his forearm after an argument between the two on November 28. 

Brown turned himself in to the Richland County Sheriff's Department Monday, according to officials.

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