Three former officers at the Iredell County Detention Center will face misdemeanor charges following an investigation by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation in connection with the mistreatment of an inmate last month.

Following an investigation of the incident that occurred at the jail the weekend of November 12-13, SBI agents obtained a warrant charging Jonathan Perdue, a former sergeant, with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

Perdue was served with the warrant by an SBI agent on Friday, according to the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Perdue was released on an unsecured $5,000 bond.

The SBI has issued a criminal summons for a misdemeanor assault charge for Tevin Smyre and Adam Clark for their involvement in the incident, according to the ICSO.

Sheriff Darren Campbell fired Perdue, Smyre and Clark and demoted two supervisors after an internal review of the incident. He also asked the SBI to conduct a criminal investigation.

Campbell said the officers used unnecessary force when dealing with an inmate, who was not resisting or being submissive. The inmate, whose name was not released, sustained minor injuries, according to the sheriff.

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