Cayce Woman Charged for Assault for Hire Scheme in Lexington County

CAYCE, SC – A former detention officer at the Lexington County Detention Center has been charged for her alleged role in an assault-for-hire scheme last year.  Ingrid Yolanda Ortiz-Montero, 22, is charged with two counts of misconduct in office and one count of conspiracy, according to arrest warrants. “Immediately after I became aware of allegations that Ortiz-Montero brought contraband into the detention center, I placed her on administrative leave and launched an internal review,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Once I determined potential criminal activity took place, I called in the State Law Enforcement Division, as is standard procedure.