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Prison inmate who assaulted Charleston shooter Dylan Roof posts bond

August 6, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Prison inmate who assaulted Charleston shooter Dylan Roof posts bond

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An inmate at a South Carolina prison accused of assaulting Charleston Church shooter Dylan Roof managed to secure his release more than 18 months after his arrest by posting a $100,000 bond on Friday.

Police said Dwayne Stafford, walked out of a Charleston County Detention Center just one day after he attacked Roof in the shower area of the detention center, according to the New York Daily News.

Court records don’t indicate who posted the $100k bond. However, he’s managed to garner legions of fans and well-wishers after delivering Thursday morning’s jailhouse beat down on Roof.

Fans even organized a fundraiser to donate to Stafford’s commissary account.

Stafford has been locked up since his January 2015 arrest for first-degree assault and strong-arm robbery charges.

The 26-year-old has earned widespread praise for targeting Roof, who faces nine counts of capital murder and several hate crimes, stemming from his June 2015 shooting rampage, where he targeted worshippers at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston because they were African American.

For an hour before the attack, the bigoted 22-year-old reportedly prayed with his victims before he opened fire indiscriminately killing nine parishioners.

Investigators later discovered a hate-filled, lengthy manifesto which he proclaimed his hatred towards African Americans.

Since his arrest, prison officials have housed Roof in protective custody. At the time of the attack, he was supposed to have been showering alone.

Officials are now trying to determine how Strafford managed to get out of his cell and into the shower area to assault Roof.

Protective custody protocols at the prison call for the lockdown of inmates at the cellblock so guards could let Roof out to use the shower or recreation room.

Reports indicate Stafford managed to land several punches before guards could pull him off of Roof, who sustained bruises to his face and back.

Officials were expected to hit Stafford with an assault charge. However, Sheriff Al Cannon said on Friday that Roof and his lawyer would not press charges.

Roof faces the death penalty when he stands trial in both state and federal courts.

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