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Key players testify as trial continues
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The federal civil rights trial of former Kershaw County deputy Oddie Tribble Jr. continued with testimony Friday and Monday from both Tribble and the man he was seen beating on a jail sally port video, Charles Shelley. Both pieces of testimony were peppered with coarse language as both men repeated the words they claim to have exchanged on a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) transport van between a license checkpoint on Haile Street and the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC). They both testified to their versions of not only what happened on that van but inside the KCDC’s sally port where -- as caught by security cameras -- Tribble struck Shelley 27 times with an asp, a simple law enforcement tool also known as a baton.