LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Two Laurens County Detention Center officers were arrested Thursday after allegedly assaulting an inmate.

Randall James Sammons, 43, of Duncan, and Steven Chad Wix, 31, of Whitmire, were arrested by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and charged with third-degree assault and battery and misconduct in office.

Sheriff Don Reynolds immediately fired the two officers and said this type of behavior will not be tolerated. Reynolds.

Warrants stated that in one instance, Wix repeatedly punched the inmate. Later, the warrants said Sammons used an electrified glove to shock the inmate multiple times.

According to warrants, both assaults were recorded by body cameras.

“As the chief law enforcement officer of Laurens County, I am ultimately responsible for the actions of my employees,” Reynolds said. “And I do not take that lightly. Therefore when my employees engage in activities that are criminal, unprofessional, or reflect poorly on this office, it is my duty to ensure that the accountability measures are taken. While I cannot reverse the actions taken by the employees that day, we will continue to set the expectations and train them accordingly.”

Sammons and Wix were booked into the Laurens County Detention Center.