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Inmates with gang ties assault former gang member

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Five inmates with gang ties were charged Thursday after the group assaulted a 32-year-old man at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Sgt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department said Lorenzo Young, 19,  William Wallace, 29, Paul Burton, 19, Shamari Jones, 20, and Devon Roney, 18, were charged with assault and battery by mob and use of threats or violence by a gang member.

The victim had recently renounced his gang ties and that's when the group assaulted the inmate, Wilson said. 

The assault was captured on video and lead authorities to identify those responsible.

The victim suffered injuries to the upper body, but declined medical attention, Wilson said.

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