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Sheriff says Richland County jail officer charged with assaulting woman

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Sheriff says Richland County jail officer charged with assaulting woman

An officer at the Alvin S. Glenn custody facility was charged with hitting and sexually fondling a woman, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Marcus Ahmars Burnette, 40, has been charged with first-degree criminal sex conduct. According to a statement released by the sheriff’s department, the victim was “physically assaulted and sexually fondled against her will” in her own home.

On August 21, officers responded to a local hospital where an unnamed 35-year-old victim was brutally beaten, allegedly by Burnette, according to the sheriff.

The deputy who conducted the interview noted in the incident report that the victim’s eye was “almost 100% swollen shut” and she had a bleeding laceration on her cheek.

“The victim reports that while she and Burnette were at her home, he made unwelcome advances and when she refused, hit her, injuring her face,” the statement said.

Burnette was arrested and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Judge Mildred Rita Metts ordered cash bail at $25,000. Court records show that Burnette paid a bond through a bond company.

He was ordered not to have contact with the victim. Burnette was ordered not to return to her home and to stay 900 meters from the victim’s home, work, school and place of worship.

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