Charleston County inmate charged with attempted murder in detention center assault on deputy
A 19-year-old inmate is accused of assaulting a detention center deputy so violently his head was "bouncing off the cement floor".
A Charleston County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering and an inmate is charged with attempted murder after an assault in a housing unit at the Al Cannon Detention Center last week.
The sheriff’s office says Master Detention Deputy Reynolds Reeves lost consciousness during the attack Friday just after midnight and was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina with serious injuries.
An arrest affidavit says 19-year-old inmate Kalif Jacorey Mungin pushed the deputy to the ground, then punched him more than a dozen times in the face as the deputy’s head “was bouncing off the cement floor”. Mungin is accused of then standing over the deputy’s limp, unconscious body and stomping on him “with such force the imprint of the rubber slipper was left embedded in the victim’s head.”
The sheriff’s office says Deputy Reeves, whose been with the CCSO since 2017, suffered a seizure and major hematomas on his head. He was taken by ambulance to MUSC and later released.
Mungin has been held at the Al Cannon Detention Center since last November on aggravated assault and battery charges of a high and aggravated nature in connection with a drive by shooting in Adams Run.