Cor­rec­tional of­fi­cer, 2 in­mates stabbed at Draper

Cherokee County Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

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