Jarrel Johnson (2020)
On May 3, 2020, Marlboro County South Carolina Sheriff's Department deputies arrested Johnson for beating his father with a baseball bat and his fists.
At the jail, Deputy David Cook requested assistance in controlling Johnson and Sheriff Charles Lemmon responded. Initial reports stated that Johnson assaulted Lemmon in an attempt to flee.
In a video of the incident, Johnson is being placed in a cell when Lemmon orders deputies to remove the handcuffs and "tase the hell out of him". After the handcuffs were removed, Johnson ran and was tased at least three times.
Johnson was charged with the attempted murder of his father and assault on a police officer.
On December 14, 2021, Lemmon and Cook were indicted on charges of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and misconduct in office. If convicted, the charge of assault carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and the misconduct charge up to 10 years in prison.
On December 21, 2021, Lemmon and Cook pleaded not guilty.
On December 14, 2021, Lemmon was suspended by the Governor pending the disposition of the charges.
News report with body-worn camera footage
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Matt Fortin, Man throws victim’s Bible in trash, then hits him with baseball bat when he retrieves it, SC deputies say, CBS 17, 2020-05-03
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kevin Accettulla, Suspended Marlboro County sheriff, ex-deputy posted bond after 34 minutes, WNCT, 2021-12-23
- ↑ Mike Andrews, Marlboro County Sheriff, former deputy indicted on assault, battery charges, FOX 46, 2021-12-14
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Braley Dodson, Governor suspends Marlboro County sheriff amid charges over Tasing; lieutenant’s role in probe revealed, WBTW, 2021-12-14
- ↑ Jody Barr, Bond set at $25K for ‘Final Disrespects’ sheriff, former Marlboro County deputy, Queen City News, 2021-12-21
- ↑ Executive Order No. 2021-42, Office of the Governor, 2021-12-14
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