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  • Writer's pictureEd Gaines

Fort Jackson suspends sergeant accused of assaulting Black man in neighborhood (Video)

Fort Jackson says that Jonathan Pentland has been suspended from instructor duties at the facility, according to a post on the fort's official Facebook page. Pentland, Sgt. 1st class in the Army, is suspended from his duties pending the outcome of an investigation of charges of assault against Pentland.

Pentland was charged with third-degree assault and battery for shoving a young Black man walking in front of his home in the Summit neighborhood. He was arrested Wednesday morning.

”Soldier conduct on and off duty must be exemplary to retain the trust of our communities and our nation,” said Fort Jackson Commander Brig. Gen. Milford Beagle, Jr. “Fort Jackson continues to work with and support Sheriff Lott, our local law enforcement professionals, and community & civil leadership as this case moves forward.”

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