Former Deputy Sentenced

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former Kershaw County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for violating an inmate’s civil rights when he broke the man’s leg in an attack caught on jailhouse surveillance cameras. Oddie Tribble showed no reaction Monday during his sentencing hearing in federal court in Columbia. He will remain free on bail until he is ordered to report to federal prison. Tribble was convicted in February. He was fired in August after video surfaced of him striking inmate Charles Shelley 27 times, breaking the handcuffed man’s leg. Tribble testified he hit Shelley because the inmate was drunk, belligerent and had made threats against the officer’s wife and daughter during the ride from the traffic checkpoint where he was arrested and the jail. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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