Georgia inmate tunnels through wall to attack another inmate, police say
A Georgia inmate is ready to face new felony expenses after tunneling through a bathe wall to stab another inmate, police say.
The alleged attack by inmate Kavian Thomas on Derondney Russell – who was being held in a neighboring cell block — occurred Wednesday evening on the Fulton County Jail, in accordance to Fox5 Atlanta.
“It presents a constant challenge for us to eliminate things like this from access to the inmates,” interim Fulton County Jail Commander Curtis Clark informed the station. “This jail has clearly outlived its useful life. That reality makes it even more challenging for us to do our job of providing the safest possible environment, not only for staff but for the inmates as well.”
Images launched by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office present a gap sufficiently big for a person to crawl through carved out from the wall of a bathe in one of many Atlanta jail’s cell blocks.
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An incident report mentioned Thomas managed to tunnel through the wall and get entry to an adjoining cell block, the place he attacked Russell, Fox5 Atlanta reported.
The station, citing the doc, additionally reported that Russell suffered superficial stab wounds to his higher physique and is receiving care within the facility’s medical unit.
The motive for the stabbing was not instantly clear.
Thomas is now going through pending criminal charges in relation to the attack, in accordance to Fox5 Atlanta.
Following the alleged incident, Clark informed WSB-TV that quite a few contraband gadgets had been present in a search of the neighboring cell blocks.
“We found shanks that were made from parts of the building,” he informed the station, noting that at the very least 5 weapons had been uncovered throughout the searches.
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Authorities additionally launched photographs of these weapons.
Fulton County Jail information present Thomas has beforehand been imprisoned there on expenses together with armed theft, arson, and aggravated assault with a lethal weapon.
A search of information for Russell didn’t flip up any expenses.
Elsewhere within the Georgia jail system, an inmate in Henry County, outdoors of Atlanta, just lately was charged with homicide following the dying of another inmate.
The Henry Herald newspaper, citing the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, reported that Cameryn Crayton, 51, was concerned in an altercation on April 21 contained in the Henry County Jail that left the sufferer with life-threatening accidents.
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That inmate, who has not been publicly recognized, died on May 14 whereas in hospital care.
Crayton has since been charged with one depend of homicide and two counts of aggravated battery, the newspaper reported.