Crime & Courts

Urine, blood splashed on officer during lockdown at Midlands jail

Christopher Himes
Christopher Himes

A detainee at a Camden jail was slapped with more charges after an assault involving urine occurred.

Officers at Kershaw County Detention Center, 101 Bramblewood Plantation Road, were investigating a report of feces being left in someone’s bed Thursday, according to the incident report.

Detention officers put that pod of the detention center on lockdown “to ensure that no one got into a fight due to what happened earlier that day,” the report stated.

An officer entered a dorm while on lockdown when an inmate exited his cell and threw liquid at the officer and two other detainees.

The officer was transported to the hospital after the liquid, which was identified as urine, was splashed in his face, the report stated.

Jail staff reportedly confiscated the bottle of urine, and the nursing staff determined it also contained blood.

Christopher Himes, 23, of Lugoff was charged with second degree assault.

Court records stated he was arrested in May for charges of domestic violence, burglary and obtaining property by false pretenses.

He remains incarcerated at the detention center under a $20,000 bond.