Inmate charged with assault on correctional officer

Agents of the South Carolina Division Monday charged a Walhalla man in connection with an assault on a correctional officer in the Oconee County Detention Center. 

Kenneth Strother Collins, Jr., 25, was charged with third-degree assault and battery, which is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty upon conviction of a fine up to $500, 30 days in prison or both. 

SLED investigated the case at the request of the Oconee County Sheriff's Department. 

Authorities said Collins was booked on the charge at the Oconee County Detention Center.