RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — Two more individuals face charges in connection with the severe beating of a 52-year-old homeless man at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.
Todd Andrew Hollins, 51, and Olympia Latoya Tuten, 36, are being charged by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department with obstruction of justice because, investigators say, they lied during interviews related to the investigation.
Hollins was arrested Wednesday and released on bond. Tuten agreed to turn herself in to the department Friday night.
Investigators said the two detention center employees did not report the assault on the victim, who remains hospitalized, and then lied about the sequence of events surrounding the assault.
The two charged are among six put on leave and recommended for firing as part of the investigation.
Former guard Robin Smith, 37, was charged earlier with assault of a high and aggravated nature in connection with the incident. He is free on bond.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the beating.
The victim suffered a collapsed lung, two broken ribs, a fractured vertebra and other internal injuries. He wasn’t taken to the hospital until four days after the assault, the department has said. Hospital officials called deputies.