Man suing CCSO for brutality faces additional assault charge

Devante Pittman (provided)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Devante Pittman, the man who claims that a Charleston County Sheriff's deputy beat him during a traffic stop, is facing additional assault charges of his own.

According to court records, Pittman was arrested Sunday and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, receiving stolen goods and assault and battery in the second degree.

Pittman was already out on bail for third degree assault and battery charges stemming from the November 2012 incident where he said it was the arresting deputy who should have been charged.

The State Law Enforcement Division ended up charging the deputy, 27-year-old Christopher Davis with assault and battery in the third degree earlier this month. He is on unpaid administrative leave.

Pittman filed a lawsuit last December, accusing Davis of hitting him "with a closed fist several times, striking him about the mouth, face and head."

Read more about the initial incident here and here. We have requested the police report for the second arrest by City of Charleston Police.

Pittman will face a bond court judge Monday afternoon.