Man arrested after abusing resident at Pee Dee Regional Center


FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An Effingham man was arrested Monday following an abuse case at the Pee Dee Regional Center in Florence, according to an arrest warrant.

Deon Alexander Rogers, 23, hit the victim, a resident at the facility, in the eye with a closed fist and then he struck him numerous times across his back with a belt.

The warrant states that the victim suffered a swollen bruised eye and bruising from his shoulders to his buttocks.

The victim is also a vulnerable adult.

Rogers was charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult, a felony that carries a penalty upon conviction of up to five years in prison.

Roger was booked into the Florence County Detention Center.

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