Police: Department of Mental Health employee strikes vulnerable adult

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A South Carolina Department of Mental Health employee was arrested Friday morning for abuse.

43-year-old Byron Jones was taken into custody at his home in Columbia and charged with one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult.

A SLED arrest warrant indicates while Jones was working at the G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital on October 10, he allegedly struck the victim in the face with a closed fist.

The victim did sustain injuries and was treated at a local hospital.       

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