White soldier charged with assault for shoving, berating Black man in viral video

Jonathan Pentland is a soldier at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.

4/15/2021 12:46:00 PM

A white active-duty soldier who was seen in a viral video berating and shoving a Black man in a South Carolina neighborhood has been charged with third-degree assault and battery, authorities say.

Jonathan Pentland is a soldier at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.

An active-duty soldier has been charged with third-degree assault and battery, authorities say.@shadaenotadu/TwitterA white active-duty soldier who was seen in a viral video berating and shoving a Black man in a South Carolina neighborhood has been charged with third-degree assault and battery, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

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"The first time I saw the video, it was terrible," Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said at a press conference Wednesday evening."It was unnecessary. It was a bad video -- young man was the victim, the individual that was arrested was the aggressor, and he's been dealt with accordingly."

Jonathan Pentland, who is a U.S. Army soldier assigned to Fort Jackson, was arrested at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and was booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. If found guilty, Pentland faces a $500 fine and 30 days in jail.The incident took place on Monday, officials said. Police were called and responded to the neighborhood at the time. headtopics.com

MORE: Officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright charged with second-degree manslaughter: DAIn the video, posted to Twitter, the man, identified as Pentland, is seen confronting a Black man walking down the sidewalk and yelling at him to leave the neighborhood, known as The Summit, in Columbia, South Carolina.

Pentland, 42, shoves the victim and yells and curses at him:"You better start walking right now. You're in the wrong neighborhood, m-----f-----. Get out!"The victim protests, saying he did nothing wrong, and is followed by the suspect who continues berating him.

@shadaenotadu/TwitterJonathan Pentland, a U.S. Army soldier assigned to Fort Jackson, S.C., pictured in video that went viral after the incident, has been charged with third-degree assault and battery for harassing a Black man near his home."The leaders at Fort Jackson in no way condone the behavior depicted in the video posted recently," Brig. Gen. Milford Beagle Jr., Fort Jackson's commander, said in a statement."This action deeply impacts our community -- the neighbors in the Summit, the city of Columbia, Richland & Lexington counties, and our Army family."

"I ask that our communities and leaders exercise a degree of patience, affording Sherriff Lott and law enforcement investigators to account for the full measure of events before, during, and after the incident that was recorded," the statement added. headtopics.com

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According to the sheriff's department, the victim"approached several neighbors in a threatening manner and the confrontation escalated after a neighbor asked Pentland to intervene."The sheriff said an unspecified underlying medical condition might have led to the victim approaching the neighbors.

Lott and Beagle said the Department of Justice is also looking into the incident.The sheriff did not confirm the identity of the victim, but confirmed the Black man who was accosted is not a juvenile.Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center via APThis April 14, 2021, booking photo provided by the Richland County, S.C., detention center shows Jonathan Pentland, a U.S. Army staff sergeant charged with third-degree assault and battery after a video went viral depicting him accosting and shoving a Black man in a South Carolina neighborhood.

Lott said once the video ended, Pentland also shoved the victim again and knocked his phone out of his hand when he tried to take a picture."The message I want to give is that when something like that happens, the sheriff's department is going to act very swiftly and we're going to hold those responsible for those [incidents] accountable," Lott said."We're not going to let people be bullies in our community. And if you are, you're going to answer for it. And that's what we've done in this case."

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Good, maybe time in Jail will change his mind. JonathanPentland dude a coward he hid in house once his family arrived So if a young White or Asian man strolls into Mike Tyson’s neighborhood and threatens a few neighbors and Mikes house is vandalized , I think we know what Mike would do and I don’t think ABC and MSM would be parading the race card.

Anyone have the full tape? All this videos start in the middle with no real context as to what lead up to the confrontation. Please get all facts before posting ABC news Sometimes I’m embarrassed being white... this is one of those times .. this guy is a classic racist bully.. HE IS A CHILD NOT A MAN. 16.

Good. The video is disgusting. Hope along with the criminal charges he gets a dishonorable discharge from the military Good. Was a set up I'm pretty liberal in my thinking when it comes to racial incidents... but this one seems like ABC is playing the race card without investigating the story first. I'd like to see the neighbor's statement that the dude was threateningly approaching them before screaming race war.

Army suspends Jonathan Pentland, Sergeant Charged With assaulting Black ManFootage went viral of Jonathan Pentland confronting the young man in a South Carolina neighborhood and then shoving him.

Better start making clothes from cotton wool, so a certain group of people can wrap themselves up in it. Sick of them. He's apparently a Drill Sergeant too. I wonder how he treated recruits. He's used to young recruits doing what he says, he was clearly angry that thing kid defied him. He's a bully. Not a Black man...a Black Boy ( he's 16)

Click bait. Move on. I read he was 16. He wasn’t a man, he was a child. I'm sure there is more to this that the leftist ratings whore media isn't showing. For the record any black on white crime yesterday. Crickets JauneJackson Awaiting mrbrandonbryant commentary on this one Probably the first time in history that is ever happened. Thank you for reporting on this!Find another story you race baiters

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How about ALL the details, PLEASE! What was the 'victim' doing BEFORE the vid started recording? He had been approaching people in the neighborhood in some fashion---but HOW? Pretty important detail to leave out with such a volatile situation! I always wonder if somebody acts like this how they treat their wife.

비정규직종--전국민의 연금또는 생활보조비 지급 에서는 높은 수준의 버젼이지요--학벌만 보조되면 완벽한 이론이지요 --생산양을 채우는 수준의 동원 능력과 만족감---사칭 도용하지마세요 --거듭 주의 와 경고가 될듯 ---장점이 많지요 --중국의 인력관리 실패가 표준인듯 yeah, I don’t believe this for a minute.Judging from the video, he hardly seemed “threatening” “According to the sheriff's department, the victim 'approached several neighbors in a threatening manner and the confrontation escalated after a neighbor asked Pentland to intervene..”

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Another example of systemic racism in America. He should be dishonorably discharged. One can only imagine what this man would do to black people when in police uniform or in other situations of power. Racism continues to cloud the life of many. Thus there’s dire need to help them rid themselves of this loathsome disease that hurts so many in the society.

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