BISHOPVILLE (AP) Authorities say a South Carolina prison guard has been charged with assault and battery after he stomped on a handcuffed inmate.
An arrest warrant said Antonio Burns attacked the inmate April 28 at Lee Correctional Institution — the same prison where seven inmates died in a riot less than two weeks before.
The warrant says Burns stomped inmate Pele White in the abdomen while he was handcuffed on the floor. White is serving a 10-year sentence for armed robbery out of Charleston County.
Burns is charged with third-degree assault and battery, a misdemeanor that carried a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine. It wasn’t known if Burns had a lawyer.