An Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center correctional officer was sent to the hospital Monday after being assaulted by an inmate, according to a Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The officer was treated for minor injuries. Charges are pending against a 23-year-old St. Matthews male.
The officer said the inmate was yelling that he needed his medication. When instructed to return to his cell, the inmate became irate.
When the inmate returned to his cell, he began kicking the door. The officer said when he opened the door to tell him to stop, he was punched in the face.
The inmate then jumped the officer and began choking him, the report said. The officer was able to use his stun gun on the inmate, and used the stun gun again when the inmate tried to rush him.
Other officers arrived and put the inmate back in the cell.