Who is Jonathan Pentland?
Jonathan Pentland is a US army sergeant who questioned, confronted, and violently forced a young black man to leave on Tuesday evening. The video made it to Twitter at around 8 pm on April 13, 2021 night, shows him yelling at a Black man to “walk away”. Since then, many users have made come forward to help identify the aggressor. The man in question also says in the video, “I’m about to do something to you… Get out.”
He and his wife then tell the man to walk away, with Pentland suggesting that he can ‘help’ Deandre walk away.
How old is Jonathan Pentland?
Jonathan Pentland is 42 years old as of the year 2021.
Jonathan Pentland US Army
People on Twitter worked relentlessly to hunt the identity of the person and shortly after, the account — @Angry_Staffer — which had posted the video originally shared that the person in the video had been identified. “Alright, we have a positive ID on super douche. Meet Jonathan Pentland, US Army,” the tweet read.
There is no valid proof of the claims being made and we are waiting for the response of @Angry_Staffer on the matter.
Jonathan Pentland Fort Jackson
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, which appears to have been removed since the incident with Pentland went viral.
According to a document from the Secretary of the Army, Pentland was promoted to sergeant first class in April 2020.
Jonathan Pentland South Carolina
In the first tweet related to this incident, the Twitter handle, Angry Staffer, posted, “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.”
In no time, Pentland had begun to trend on Twitter and people had been resharing Angry Staffer’s post in a bid to identify this person.
Jonathan Pentland Facebook
One of the comments under the post read, “Jonathan Pentland, who claims to be in the @USArmy per his FB, in Columbia South Carolina is about to go through some things.” It looks like Pentland has deleted his place of work from his Facebook profile.
Jonathan Pentland Instagram
He has also switched his Instagram account to private.
Alright, we have positive ID on super douche.
Meet Jonathan Pentland, US Army pic.twitter.com/urCfmGXuQ5
— Angry Staffer (@Angry_Staffer) April 14, 2021
Army Staff Sergeant Jonathan Pentland
If the video shared by Angry Staffer is to be believed, the man was seen intimidating a Black youth and asking him to leave the neighborhood despite the young man telling him that he resided in the same community.
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
Soon, many were agitated to see the video and the matter escalated.
Jonathan Pentland Wife
Pentland is originally from Mountain Home, Idaho, according to his 2006 wedding announcement.
He and his wife, Cassie Dalrymple Pentland, have two young children, a son, and a daughter, according to his Facebook page. Pentland and his wife purchased their home in The Lakes at Barony Place in May 2020 for $282,900, according to public records.
Jonathan and Cassie Pentland. pic.twitter.com/opHs8fae7h
— Kentucky’s Ark (@NickWohlleb) April 14, 2021
The 3-minute viral video does not show what led to Pentland confronting 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 called. The couple can be heard telling Deandre he was “picking fights” with people in the neighborhood.
Pentland then asks him, “What is it that you are doing here?” and Deandre 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 says, “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. You need help? I’m happy to help.” Pentland then denies hitting Deandre.
Pentland then gets into Deandre’s face and says, “Check it out motherf***** I’m not playing with you. You either get your a** moving or I’m going to move you. … I’m about to show you what I can do. You better walk away. Walk away.”