Dylann Roof was assaulted by a fellow inmate as he prepared to take a shower Thursday morning, according to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.
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.