August 4th, 2016 may be a day talked about in barbershops and on social media for ages. Barack Obama celebrated a 55th birthday, George Zimmerman reportedly got punched in the face and Dylann Roof was on the receiving end of a jailhouse assault.
Dwayne Stafford, the man who punched Roof in the face and back in the Charleston County Detention Center’s shower, has been in custody since January 2015 on first-degree assault and strong arm robbery charges, according to the New York Daily News.
It’s not clear how Stafford made it out of his cell and down the showers undetected, but an investigation is reportedly underway. Stafford won’t face any legal consequences for the incident as Roof’s attorneys say the won’t press any charges.
While there’s no documentation of who posted his $100,000 bond this past week, it’s worth noting that once he was identified as the man who attacked Roof early one morning, many organizations and individuals came forward to put money on his books.
Roof has been held in protective custody in the Charleston County Detention Center since he shot and killed nine black churchgoers at Emanuel AME Church in June 2015.
Many critics have pointed out his treatment after the shooting, which included being taken alive by officers and even fed at local eatery, and compared it to the countless unarmed people of color who have been killed by officers.
Roof is currently awaiting both state and federal charges with the death penalty on the line.
Photo: Charleston County Police