Correctional officer, 2 inmates stabbed at Draper
ELMORE — A state inmate is a suspect in stabbing a correctional officer and two inmates early Friday at the Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore.
An inmate was stabbed at approximately 1:40 a.m. during an altercation with another inmate according to prison officials. A second inmate and a male correctional officer who was responding to the incident were also stabbed.
The officer and the two inmates were transported to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life threat-
ening injuries and later released.
Authorities detained Tyrone Eugene Dunn, 44, as a suspect in the stabbings. Dunn is serving a 25-year sentence for a 2013 second-degree assault conviction out of Jefferson County.
No other officers or inmates were involved and the details on what led to the incident are not known at this time. The facility is locked down while the Department of Corrections investigates the stabbings. The ADOC is not releasing the officer’s name pending the investigation.
DeKalb County law enforcement agents arrested a Boaz man on several charges following an attempted traffic stop and chase on DeKalb County Road 479 Saturday, March 11.
Arrested, according to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris, was Christopher Gerald Lacey, 45, of Boaz, who was charged with receiving stolen property in the first degree, reckless endangerment, attempting to elude and resisting arrest in addition to several traffic citations.
According to a new release from Sheriff Harris, a DeKalb County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on County Road 479 for a traffic stop. When the driver of the vehicle, Lacey, refused to stop, the deputy advised other deputies, Crossville Police Department, and Geraldine Police Department and requested assistance in stopping the vehicle. During the chase Deputies were informed that the vehicle was reported stolen from Albertville.
After a short chase Lacey ran the vehicle into a corn field and fled on foot to a wooded area close by. K- 9 Marianna picked up the scent of Lacey and led deputies and officers to him.
Sheriff Harris says “Our K-9 Marianna also did a great job on finding Lacey in the woods and thanks to the Deputies, Crossville Officers, and Geraldine Officers for their assistance in obtaining Lacey.”