Columbia, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- The S.C. Department of Corrections Police Services released the arrest warrant today for Claude Jackson Ellis II, a former correctional officer at Kershaw Correctional Institution.
Ellis, 36, of Lancaster, is charged with assault and battery in the third degree stemming from an incident with an inmate Jan. 7,
2019. Ellis worked at Kershaw CI from Aug. 3, 2015-Jan. 9, 2019.
The S.C. Department of Corrections reminds members of the public that after an arrest, the burden of proof is on the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt within a court of law.