Guard at Lieber Correctional charged with attacking handcuffed inmate

Dorchester County News

RIDGEVILLE, SC (WCBD) – A guard at Lieber Correctional Institution has been arrested and charged with attacking a handcuffed inmate.

The Department of Corrections announced the arrest of Sheik Johnson on Tuesday.

An affidavit shows Johnson is accused of punching an inmate in the head several times with his fist back in October.

The report shows the inmate suffered a laceration to his head because of the attack.

It also says Johnson admitted to striking the inmate during a post-Miranda interview.

He has been charged with misconduct in office and third-degree assault and battery.

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