Inmate Who Allegedly Punched Dylann Roof Suddenly Makes Bail

Dwayne Stafford had been in jail 18 months before paying $100K bond Friday
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2016 3:36 PM CDT
Inmate Who Allegedly Punched Dylann Roof Suddenly Makes Bail
Dwayne Stafford   (Charleston County jail via AP)

They say two wrongs don't make a right, but they may help you get out of jail. One day after allegedly assaulting Dylann Roof in a South Carolina jail, Dwayne Stafford was out on $100,000 bond, WCIV reports. According to the New York Daily News, it's unclear who paid to get Stafford out of jail, where he'd been since being charged with assault and robbery 18 months ago. A donation page was set up for Stafford in the wake of the alleged assault on Roof, the Atlanta Black Star reports. And instructions for putting money into his jail commissary account were circulated on social media, where Stafford was being praised for his actions.

Roof, who is white, is in jail on murder and hate crime charges after allegedly killing nine people during a Bible study class at a historic black church. He was outside the jail's shower area Thursday when Stafford, who is black, pummeled him, leaving Roof bruised but otherwise uninjured. Two guards were supposed to be supervising Roof during his shower, and Stafford was supposed to be locked in his cell at the time. Authorities are investigating to find out exactly what happened. Roof's lawyer says he has no plans to file assault charges against Stafford. (More Dylann Roof stories.)

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