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Union Co. Jail Officer Charged In Inmate Assault

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Kenneth Knox Kenneth Knox
UNION COUNTY, S.C. -
A Union County Jail officer has been suspended after being charged with assaulting an inmate while being booked.

Kenneth Knox has been charged with assault and battery third degree according to the Union County Sheriff.

State investigators were called to look at the incident after the inmate complained. The State Law Enforcement Division found Knox assaulted the inmate while he was being booked on September 16 at the jail.

The 16th Circuit Solicitor conferred with SLED before the charge was filed.

Knox turned himself into authorities on thursday and has been released on bond.

Knox has been suspended without pay since the incident was reported and will remain off the job until the legal process is complete.

Union County Sheriff David Taylor says Knox has been employed at the jail for close to two years.
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