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SLED: Detention center employee charged with assault

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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) -- Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested a Berkeley County Detention Center employee on Thursday after officials said he assaulted an inmate.

According to an arrest warrant, Thomas Justin Mims, 28, shoved an inmate in the back, pushed him against a wall  and punched him in the face.

Mims was charged with third degree assault and battery.

Officials said the incident happened on Aug. 19 and was caught on camera.

Officials said the victim's face was swollen and bruised following the incident.

SLED conducted the investigation at the request of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.

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