South Carolina Inmate Is Released on $100,000 Bond the Day After Punching Dylann Roof

Inmate Dwayne Stafford posted a $100,000 bond and was released from jail the day after sucker-punching Charleston Church shooter Dylann Roof.

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Twenty-six-year-old South Carolina inmate Dwayne Stafford posted a $100,000 bond and was released from the Charleston County Detention Center the day after sucker-punching Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof in the jail's showers, according to a report from the New York Daily News

Stafford was released Friday, about 18 months after his arrest for first-degree assault and strong-arm robbery. After reports of his attack on Roof began to circulate, a Tennessee-based organization called Taking A Stand Against Discrimination created a link to a donation page for Stafford that urged users to send Stafford money for his commissary. The page is titled "Donate to the Man Who Beat Up Dylan Roof." 

The Daily News also reports that records don't show who paid for Stafford's release. 

Also per the Daily News:

The bigoted 22-year-old — who has been held in protective custody at the jail since his arrest — was supposed to be taking a solo shower Thursday morning when Stafford pounced. The attacking inmate punched him several times before a guard pulled the two apart. Roof was bruised in his face and back but was not seriously injured.

Roof, who faces the death penalty and was charged with 33 federal offenses for the June 2015 shooting of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, will reportedly not press charges. Roof told authorities at the time he had intended to start a race war with the shooting. 

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