In a video that has gone viral, a white Army soldier is seen pushing a young Black man demanding that he leave his South Carolina neighborhood. That aggressive serviceman has now been charged with third-degree assault in the incident.
According to The Washington Post, U.S. Army Sergeant Jonathan Pentland, 42, has been charged on Wednesday and detained at the Richland County Jail, and issued a personal recognizance bond. He was seen on a video, posted Monday by a Facebook user, demanding that a Black man leave his neighborhood as he also threatened the man with physical violence.
“You’re in the wrong neighborhood,” Pentland from Columbia, South Carolina, tells the man while standing on the sidewalk. “I ain’t playing with you. … I’m about to show you what I can do.”
Richland County Sheriff’s Department released a statement regarding the incident.