Dylann Roof Assaulted In Jail
Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof caught major fade from a fellow inmate while preparing to take a shower on Thursday morning.
(Insert all the Welps in Welpville here)
According to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Dwayne Marion Stafford, slipped out of his locked room, ran down the stairs, and brutally assaulted Roof.
(Got out of a locked room, eh?)
Via The Post and Courier:
Dwayne Marion Stafford, 25, of Goose Creek, allegedly exited his locked room and ran downstairs to the first level of the jail where Roof was preparing to shower. Stafford began assaulting him with his hands, according to an incident report. Roof was hit in the face and body and suffered bruising to his face and back. No weapons were involved. Detention officers broke up the altercation.
Jail records show Roof is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds, while Stafford is 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 144 pounds.
The assault was “unprovoked,” according to the report.
Authorities earlier said Stafford would be charged with third-degree assault and battery, a misdemeanor, but Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said during a press conference that Roof and his attorneys do not plan to pursue charges.
When asked by reporters whether charges could be pursued anyway, Cannon said: “If we don’t have a cooperating witness in a scenario like this, it makes it very difficult.”
Cannon called the incident a “wake-up call” and said the department is conducting an internal investigation to learn how Stafford was able to exit his cell.
“We have adequate policies in place. It’s a matter of, again, making sure that folks stay at a heightened sense of awareness and that they do follow those policies and procedures,” he said.
Jail records show Stafford was jailed on charges of strong-arm robbery, first-degree assault and battery and providing false information to a police officer. Those cases are pending.
Social media users praised Stafford and even suggested launching a GoFundMe for him.