3 inmates charged after officers hurt in fight at Oconee Co. Detention Center

From: Oconee County Sheriff's Office

According to SLED, three inmates have been charged in connection with the fight that happened in the Oconee County Detention Center on Sunday, April 16th.

They say Travis Javon Lee, 21, and Jacob Daniel Drotning, 40, both of Seneca, were charged with Assault and Battery 2nd degree, a misdemeanor that carries a penalty upon conviction of up to 3 years in prison, a fine of up to $2,500, or both.

Kenneth Strother Collins, Jr., 25, of Walhalla, was charged with Assault and Battery 3rd degree, a misdemeanor that carries a penalty upon conviction of up to 30 days in prison, a fine of up to $500, or both, according to SLED.

There were 16 inmates in the unit where the fight occurred. Two officers and two inmates were taken to the hospital.

The detention center was placed on lockdown after the incident. All inmates were back in their cells by 5pm.

Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, “Our detention officers and law enforcement personnel train for situations such as this and within about 30 minutes, the staff was able to de-escalate the situation and take back control of the unit.”

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