The inmate who assaulted Dylann Roof at the Charleston County Detention Center is now out on bond.
Bond had been set at over $100,000 for 25-year-old Dwayne Stafford, who was in jail on charges of strong armed robbery, assault and lying to police.
After Stafford was released on Friday, Maj. Eric Watson noted that the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has “no control” over who posts bail for inmates.
Roof, who was jailed after the horrific shooting at a black Charleston church in which nine people were killed, was out of his cell on Thursday to take a shower when Stafford rushed for him and assaulted him. CCSO officials cited “obvious violations” by a detention officer who was supposed to be keeping watch on Roof at the time of the assault.
“[The] disclosure of video of the internal physical layout and configuration of this particular housing unit could endanger the life and health of both inmates and detention officers due to its purpose and the nature of inmates housed therein,” CCSO officials said.
Roof has been charged with murder for the Charleston shooting and is being held in solitary confinement.