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Sheriff: Corrections officer charged after inmate beaten into critical condition

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Arrested officer Robin Smith (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Arrested officer Robin Smith (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A man booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on a trespassing charge is currently in critical but stable condition at Palmetto Health Richland after investigators say he was assaulted inside the jail by a corrections officer.

Deputies arrested 37-year-old Robin Smith and charged him with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

Investigators the incident happened when Smith and other officers entered the unidentified victim's cell

Officials say the victim refused to follow the officers' instructions, and Smith kicked the victim repeatedly in the head and put his boot onto the victim's head and neck while pulling the victim's arm the opposite direction.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says the staff of the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center is cooperating with investigators.

Smith, meanwhile, has been terminated by the county.

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