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Fort Jackson solder charged with assaulting Black man in his Columbia neighborhood


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Leon Lott, Richland County Sheriff in South Carolina, has announced charges against Jonathan Pentland, who's a soldier stationed at Fort Jackson, over a confrontation caught on camera.

Pentland faces third-degree assault charges.

The video, circulating through social media with millions of views, shows an encounter between Pentland, who is white, and a black man on the sidewalk in The Lakes at Barony Place subdivision that has led to community outrage.

Deputies aren't identifying the victim, who's seen in the video getting pushed by Pentland.

It's unclear what exactly led to the fight. WACH is working to confirm those details.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department took two reports of incidents after the video was shot Monday, April 12.

Both were accusations from women in the neighborhood, according to information provided by the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

According to one incident report, an African-American man approached a woman walking in the area on April 8, put his hand around her waist and then put her hand down the side of her shorts. The woman then pushed away and when she did, her shorts partially came down. As she pulled her shorts back up, the man put his arm around her waist for a second time, according to the incident report. The woman then ran back into her home.

A second incident report showed on April 10 a woman was walking when an African-American man approached her and picked up a baby who was with her. The woman said he tried to walk away with the baby but she grabbed the child back. She said this happened three times before she told the man it was not her baby and she "did not have the right to allow people to hold the child." She then went home and said she wanted to prosecute, but no charges have been filed, according to the incident report.

Officials have not confirmed whether the man seen in the video is involved with any of those incident reports.

https://wpde.com/news/local/fort-jackson-soldier-south-carolina-incident-on-camera-april-2021

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Deputies say they were called to the soldier's home in the Summit around 8:20 p.m. after unknown protesters vandalized the home. Objects were thrown at the home and one went through an upstairs window, and a light fixture attached to the home was also broken, according to deputies.  

The family was extracted from the home by deputies and transported to another location.

Due to the activity, deputies say they have closed access to Barony Place and surrounding streets except to residents, and they are asking the public to stay away from the location. 

https://www.wltx.com/article/news/crime/protesters-vandalize-home-of-sc-soldier-accused-in-viral-video/101-b7383d76-16d4-4b6d-b08f-ab5415e15ea0

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The black guy is apparently a nonresident who was trespassing in the gated community. Also, the trespasser made a number of very unwelcome advances to women in the community including putting his hands inside women's shorts and picking up a baby from a stroller.  If the sgt happened to witness one of these incidents, I can understand him losing his temper with the trespasser. But it is still better call the cops. You do not take the law into you own hands.

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On 4/16/2021 at 4:36 PM, Tastylicks said:

Imagine if that woman wasn't there to film it. The d1ck who assaulted that kid would "win." He would be free to assault anyone he wants and nobody would believe that kid's story

The guy was wrong to confront him, should’ve waited on the police

That said, there’s more to the story. What was the other guy doing potentially trespassing in a gated community? Appears that he was hanging around a specific area for up to 15 minutes, what was he doing? Was he the one who reportedly assaulted one woman and tried walking away with a baby?

Its notable that you leave that part out.

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1 hour ago, Pitchcock said:

The guy was wrong to confront him, should’ve waited on the police

That said, there’s more to the story. What was the other guy doing potentially trespassing in a gated community? Appears that he was hanging around a specific area for up to 15 minutes, what was he doing? Was he the one who reportedly assaulted one woman and tried walking away with a baby?

Its notable that you leave that part out.

Wow, a black kid in a gated community. Must be up to no good. Are you a cop

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1 hour ago, Pitchcock said:

The guy was wrong to confront him, should’ve waited on the police

That said, there’s more to the story. What was the other guy doing potentially trespassing in a gated community? Appears that he was hanging around a specific area for up to 15 minutes, what was he doing? Was he the one who reportedly assaulted one woman and tried walking away with a baby?

Its notable that you leave that part out.

 

37 minutes ago, SanAntonioCock said:

Wow, a black kid in a gated community. Must be up to no good. Are you a cop

 

On 4/16/2021 at 4:36 PM, Tastylicks said:

Imagine if that woman wasn't there to film it. The d1ck who assaulted that kid would "win." He would be free to assault anyone he wants and nobody would believe that kid's story

Here is the presser by Sheriff Lott.  You need to pay close attention to the last half of the presser.

https://www.wltx.com/video/news/local/soldier-charged-after-viral-video-incident-in-columbias-summit-neighborhood/101-134f8c89-6653-461d-84e6-e144fb653604

He is intentionally sidestepping the questions about the victim messing with two women before that and that's probably what led up to the confrontation.

Lott is trying to avoid the racial protest violence that has plagued other cities recently, but it's clear from his comments the victim was acting appropriately with the two women who were part of the complaints taken by the RCSD after the incident.

The video at face value is disturbing, but there were things going on that led to the confrontation.

Lott said the kid's behavior was inappropriate, but didn't justify Pentland's actions and he's right.  The kid's not a minor, either.  It makes you think the RCSD is intentionally keeping quiet about the kid's behavior before then to highlight the justification of the charge against Pentland.  There may be some legal action taken against the victim later, but Lott is correctly focusing on handing out justice in a potentially explosive situation.

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7 minutes ago, kingofnerf said:

 

 

Here is the presser by Sheriff Lott.  You need to pay close attention to the last half of the presser.

https://www.wltx.com/video/news/local/soldier-charged-after-viral-video-incident-in-columbias-summit-neighborhood/101-134f8c89-6653-461d-84e6-e144fb653604

He is intentionally sidestepping the questions about the victim messing with two women before that and that's probably what led up to the confrontation.

Lott is trying to avoid the racial protest violence that has plagued other cities recently, but it's clear from his comments the victim was acting appropriately with the two women who were part of the complaints taken by the RCSD after the incident.

The video at face value is disturbing, but there were things going on that led to the confrontation.

Lott said the kid's behavior was inappropriate, but didn't justify Pentland's actions and he's right.  The kid's not a minor, either.  It makes you think the RCSD is intentionally keeping quiet about the kid's behavior before then to highlight the justification of the charge against Pentland.  There may be some legal action taken against the victim later, but Lott is correctly focusing on handing out justice in a potentially explosive situation.

That's all hearsay and imuendo after the fact, and you're reading what you want into it. Everybody's got a cell phone camera on them but I guess nobody filmed the black kid in the neighborhood that they were all worried about.

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1 minute ago, SanAntonioCock said:

That's all hearsay and imuendo after the fact, and you're reading what you want into it. Everybody's got a cell phone camera on them but I guess nobody filmed the black kid in the neighborhood that they were all worried about.

Pentland's actions were wrong and illegal, but he apparently wasn't just attacking a young Black man for no reason.

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5 hours ago, kingofnerf said:

Pentland's actions were wrong and illegal, but he apparently wasn't just attacking a young Black man for no reason.

So I read some of the accusations, one being he tried to grab a child and another was trying to pull down awomen's shorts. Do you really think that nothing was done to him at that time? Sounds to me like it's just made up stuff Pentland and his supporters are making up to cover him.

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2 hours ago, SanAntonioCock said:

So I read some of the accusations, one being he tried to grab a child and another was trying to pull down awomen's shorts. Do you really think that nothing was done to him at that time? Sounds to me like it's just made up stuff Pentland and his supporters are making up to cover him.

Two separate police reports were taken from the women.  Not sure if serious.

2 hours ago, Tastylicks said:

Most predictable responses ever lol

"The guy was wrong for assaulting him. Period."

How hard is that?

I have said from the beginning, as have others, that the charge against Penland was justified.  He should have just called the police and let them handle the situation with the young man.

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2 hours ago, Spur's Addiction said:

Was it even the same guy?

Or is this another Ahmad Arbury situation where some neighborhood vigilante saw a black guy in the neighborhood, and just assumed it was the same black guy that had some previously stolen stuff  

All black guys are the same to racists 

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