Two charged with assault on corrections officer

Lonnie Switzer, left, and Moses Major III
Lonnie Switzer, left, and Moses Major III

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - Two Orangeburg County men have been charged with assaulting a correctional officer early Sunday morning at an Orangeburg nightclub.

Officials say 27-year-old Moses Major III and 32-year-old Lonnie Darnell Switzer were both charged with second-degree assault by a mob.

A third, unidentified man who investigators say wasn't involved in the incident was charged with petit larceny after investigators say he stole the corrections officer's radio.

According to the incident report, three individuals attacked the officer because he was an officer at the jail where they had been previously incarcerated.

The officer is currently recovering from his injuries. As for the suspects, they are in jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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