Four inmates face riot charges after fight at Charleston County jail
Four inmates face riot charges after authorities said they fought Sunday over the theft of a canteen at Charleston County’s jail.
Bail was set today at $100,000 for each of the four inmates at the Al Cannon Detention Center.
They were identified in arrest affidavits as Cleveland Clarence Major, 33, of Boston Grill Road in Mount Pleasant; Norman Tiashawn Pringle, 19, of Ottawa Avenue in North Charleston; Shoan Monzell Green, 23, of Meadowlawn Drive in West Ashley; and Devonte Brown, 18, of East Montague Avenue in North Charleston.
Major told a deputy from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office that he threw the first punch after the other three stole his canteen, according to the affidavits.
A surveillance video shows the four engaged in mutual combat by punching, kicking, throwing chairs and knocking over tables, the document stated.
Major already had been jailed on charges of burglary, cocaine possession, unlawfully carrying a firearm and criminal domestic violence. Pringle had been arrested on counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and selling pistols. Green was behind bars on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery and burglary. Burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle were the two counts that Brown already had faced.
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