Former USC football player charged in Five Points assault

Jalen Dread. (Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - The Columbia Police Department has charged a former USC football player after he was accused of assaulting a man in Five Points last month.

Jalen Antwan Dread, 20, turned himself in to police at the Columbia Police Headquarters shortly after noon Monday. Dread was served with a simple assault arrest and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

Dread is accused of striking a male victim multiple times in the face after an argument inside the Five Points Saloon located on Harden Street.

The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.

Investigators do not expect to charge anyone else in connection with the case.

After reviewing surveillance video, police conducted several interviews related to the case and determined that Deebo Samuel was not at the incident location during the altercation.

Skai Moore was present at the time but did not participate in the assault.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Our Matt Dowell spoke with head coach William Muschamp who commented on the incident.

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