The defense requests to throw out ex-inmate’s claim

The defense in Prichard vs. Oconee Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Crenshaw requests the Common Pleas Court to dismiss the plaintiff’s allegations of jail overcrowding and supervision and training of jail workers.  The civil complaint for Christopher Wade Prichard, who was a county inmate in 2021, was filed in July.  Last week, on behalf of the defendants, an attorney for the Anderson firm of Doyle, Tate, and McDade filed an answer to Prichard’s claims, stating that “Defendants, at all times relevant and during the performance or non-performance of the acts alleged in the Complaint, did not perform any acts or fail to perform any acts in bad faith, in a malicious manner, or with a corrupt motives and the Defendants are, therefore, immune from suit.”   The lawsuit claims that Prichard, while in jail custody, sustained a severe spider bite in July 2021 and received “only minimal medical attention.”  It also alleges Prichard was the victim of an assault by another detainee and that sheriff’s employees were not properly monitoring what happened.  Damages are sought.