Sheriff Arrested, Booked into Jail Bearing His Name for Allegedly Slapping Suspect

August 29, 2012 Updated Aug 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM EDT

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Sheriff Arrested, Booked into Jail Bearing His Name for Allegedly Slapping Suspect

August 29, 2012 Updated Aug 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM EDT

This has to be awkward. ...

According to the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier, a 65-year-old South Carolina sheriff was arrested and booked into a jail bearing his name this week for allegedly slapping a handcuffed suspect.

The sheriff faces a charge of third-degree assault and battery, according to the Post and Courier report.

Read the Post and Courier report HERE.