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Beating victim files suit against county
Former deputy now serving time for attack
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Charles Shelley, who while handcuffed was repeatedly beaten by a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputy outside the Kershaw County Detention Center in August 2010, has filed a lawsuit against Kershaw County and related parties charging negligence, assault and battery, negligent supervision and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The deputy, former KCSO Sgt. Oddie Tribble, was found guilty in February 2011 of using excessive force on Shelley while in custody and of violating Shelley’s constitutional right to be free of excessive use of force. According to court testimony and video from the detention center’s surveillance cameras, Shelley was struck 27 times by an asp baton wielded by Tribble.