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Man who nearly beat Carter Strange to death facing new charges

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Carter Strange one month after the beating. Carter Strange one month after the beating.
Tyheem Henrey (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Tyheem Henrey (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The ringleader of a group of men who nearly beat a Columbia man to death two years ago in Five Points is spending 23 hours a day in a cell and facing new charges after corrections officials swept part of the prison following a Lowcountry blog's publishing of his alleged Facebook activity.

Tyheem Henrey has been charged with creating and assisting in a social network site and unauthorized inmate organization activity because of alleged use of gang symbols, a corrections department spokesperson said Friday.

The 21-year-old was placed in solitary confinement after the sweep.

Henrey is serving a 15-year sentence after police say he and seven others assaulted then 18-year-old Carter Strange at Five Points in June, 2011. Strange nearly died.

According to the "Charleston Thug Life" blog, Henrey has been active on Facebook from inside the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville and has been posting under the name "Tieem Davis" for over a year.

The posts are about his prison surroundings, his friends, foes and even about smoking marijuana.

Photos have also been posted under the alias.

A disciplinary hearing for this incident has not been scheduled yet.

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