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Jonathan Pentland is a U.S. Army sergeant first class investigated over a viral video from Columbia, South Carolina. Pentland is based at Fort Jackson in Columbia, according to now-deleted photos on his unit’s Facebook page. Social media users identified Pentland on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, a day after the video was posted online.
He is 42 years old.
The 3-minute viral video does not show what led up to the moment Pentland confronted the young Black male on a sidewalk in his Columbia neighborhood.
It starts with Pentland telling Deandre, “go away right now.” Deandre tells Pentland to call the police and Pentland’s wife, Cassie Pentland, tells him they’ve already been reached. The couple can be heard telling Deandre he was “picking fights” with people in the neighborhood.
Twitter, I’m told this super douche lives in The Summit in Columbia, South Carolina. If you recognize him, please DM me — I want to make sure the name I have is accurate before I blast it all over social media. pic.twitter.com/LYAVzL2FaE
— Angry Staffer (@Angry_Staffer) April 13, 2021
Pentland then asks him, “What is it that you are doing here?” He replies, “Walking.” Pentland then says, “Then walk.” Deandre can be heard saying he is walking back to his house, and Pentland’s wife cuts in and say, “Well, you’ve been here like 15 minutes now,” and both Pentlands then tell him to keep walking.
“Walk away,” Pentland says. “Walk away right now. Do you need help? I’m happy to help.” Pentland then denies hitting Deandre.
“There’s a difference between pushing you…,” Pentland can be heard saying. He then tells him he is “aggressing on the neighborhood,” and then as Deandre begins walking down the sidewalk, Pentland violently shoves him in the shoulder, lifting him off his feet.
The Army sergeant first class then says, “You better walk away,” and then yells, “You walk away. You’re talking to my wife right now.”
Pentland says, “You either walk away, or I’m going to carry your a** out of here.” Deandre tells Pentland not to touch him, and Pentland says, “What are you going to do?” He then says, “Let’s go, walk away.
I’m about to do something for you. You better start walking right now. … You’re in the wrong neighborhood, mother*****. Get out.”
Pentland has been at Fort Jackson in Columbia since at least 2019 and has worked as a drill sergeant at the garrison, according to photos on the 1st Battalion 61st Infantry Regiment “Roadrunners” Fort Jackson SC Facebook page.
According to a document from the Army Secretary, Pentland was promoted to sergeant first class in April 2020.
According to its Facebook page, Pentland also spent time as part of the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Carson in Colorado. According to its Facebook page, he also spent time with the Battle Company 1-32 Infantry at Fort Drum.
Pentland is originally from Mountain Home, Idaho, according to his 2006 wedding announcement. According to his Facebook page, he and his wife have two young children, sons and daughters.
According to public records, Pentland and his wife purchased their home in The Lakes at Barony Place in May 2020.