Report: Inmate attacks correctional officer | Crime
An Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center inmate may be looking at more charges after punching a correctional officer in the face on Monday.
According to an incident report, the correctional officer was sent to the hospital for minor injuries after being assaulted by 23-year-old Jamel Justin Gibbs of St. Matthews.
The report said Gibbs was yelling that he needed his medication, when the officer instructed him to return to his cell and put a shirt on.
According to the report, Gibbs became upset and two officers escorted him back to his cell and shut the door.
Once in his cell, Gibbs began kicking the door, the report stated.
The officer said he opened the door to tell Gibbs to stop, when Gibbs grabbed him and punched him in the mouth.
Gibbs then began to wrestle and choke the officer, the report said.
The officer was able to break free and use his stun gun on the inmate, and used the stun gun again when the inmate tried to rush him.
A short time later, other officers arrived and put the inmate back in his cell.
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