An absolutely gut wrenching video is currently circulating on social media of a young Black male being assaulted and harassed while walking through his reportedly Columbia, South Carolina community by white neighbors!
Within the video the young male is aggressively confronted by an identified Army Staff Sergeant Jonathan Pentlan.
Jonathan can be heard shouting at the young male while standing directly in his face and telling him he wasn’t welcomed and didn’t belong there.
His wife’s voice can be heard in the background insisting that the police have been contacted and that they’ll see what happens once law enforcement arrives.
Also, Richland County officials have released a mugshot of Pentland, who was issued a personal recognizance bond but still listed as detained as of this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/0wsXtFa8oa
— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) April 14, 2021
According to Revolt Pentland has been arrested and charged for the incident. “According to Richland County court records, Jonathan Pentland — the person seen in a video berating a Black man in his neighborhood — has been charged today with 3rd degree assault and battery by @RCSD,” reads a tweet from AP reporter Meg Kinnard.