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RCSD arrests Smith for cruelty to a child

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Allen Smith (DOB: 09/06/1966) charged with cruelty to children.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on Thursday, December 1, 2016 Smith turned himself in to Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators at 201 John Mark Dial Drive, (Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) 29209.

The Sheriff stated that on Thursday, October 20, 2016 deputies were called by the victim’s mother to investigate a report of abuse to her nine year old son.  Sheriff Leon Lott stated that this incident took place at 121 South Highland Forest Drive (A&A Community Learning Center), 29203 where her son attended. The Sheriff stated that Smith assaulted the nine year old boy with a wooden ruler causing bruises to the lower body and right forearm of the victim. The Sheriff added that this incident occurred on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.        

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that after a thorough investigation it was determined that Smith was responsible for abusing the victim. Smith has been booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.


December 01, 2016

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