Soldier Charged in Assault on Black Man Makes Brief Return to Columbia Home

Fort Jackson soldier Jonathan Pentland briefly returned to his home in the Summit neighborhood of Columbia, South Carolina, with a police escort on April 14, video shows.

According to filmer Lavonna Goodwin this video shows Pentland, who is wearing a long-sleeve shirt, and a companion returning to the home. Pentland can be seen approaching the door to the home and making several trips from the house to a parked car as he retrieves a dog, a bag, and a suitcase.

The Pentland family previously left their house in Columbia after police alleged protesters vandalized the home, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office said.

Pentland was charged with third-degree assault and battery after footage emerged of him pushing and threatening a black man on a sidewalk of the South Carolina neighborhood. Credit: Lavonna Goodwin via Storyful