Soldier Arrested For Assaulting Black Man Walking Through His Neighborhood…

Petland and his wife harassed the young man, while Petland assault­ed and threat­ened him with even more harm.

This hap­pened On Monday in Richland County, South Carolina, as a young African-American man walked through a neigh­bor­hood; he was con­front­ed by a white man who harassed and assault­ed him, then threat­ened him with even more violence.

The inter­net did what it does, and soon, the aggres­sor was iden­ti­fied as a sol­dier sta­tioned at Fort Jackson. Jonathan Pentland has been arrest­ed and charged with third-degree assault and bat­tery. That charge car­ries a max­i­mum penal­ty of a $500 fine or 30 days in jail. The video is being inves­ti­gat­ed by police, Fort Jackson mil­i­tary offi­cials, and the Department of Justice and has drawn pro­test­ers to the neigh­bor­hood, accord­ing to WISNEWS 10.