Dylann Roof, Charleston Church Shooter, Assaulted in Jail
How was the attacker able to get out of his cell attack Dylann Roof?
Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman who authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last year, was physically assaulted in jail by another inmate, a jail representative said.
At about 7:45 this morning, Roof was near the showers when another inmate, Dwayne Stafford, left his cell, ran down a set of stairs and toward Roof and assaulted him, officials said.
Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said Stafford, 25, punched Roof, 22, “a number of times and assaulted him quickly.”
Roof was hit in the face and body and suffered bruising to his face and back, the incident report states. Detention officers intervened.
The incident report calls the assault “unprovoked,” and Roof and Stafford were “checked by medical at the jail and cleared,” the report states.
Roof’s injuries were “relatively minor,” Cannon said, and he was not hospitalized, a jail representative said.
Stafford is serving time for strong-arm robbery and assaulting a police officer, Cannon said. An arrest warrant for Stafford is expected. Cannon said Roof and his attorney have no desire to press charges against Stafford. More