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Inmate charged with assaulting Myrtle Beach jail officer

A Myrtle Beach man was charged with assaulting a detention officer after he was arrested, according to a police report.

Shawn Anthony Beaumont, 30, was arrested for an unrelated assault on Saturday, and when officers shackled him to other inmates in preparation for court proceedings he became agitated and uncooperative, police said.

Officers decided to separate Beaumont from the other inmates and one of his hands was uncuffed to remove him from the line, according to the report. During that time the officer said Beaumont hit him in the face several times before he was subdued by two other officers in the area.

The officer suffered injuries to his nose and right eye, according to the report.

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