Inmate Charged After Digging Tunnel Through A Wall To Stab A Fellow Inmate

Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Details from the Fulton County Sheriff’s office have been revealed about an inmate stabbing a fellow inmate at the Fulton County Jail on Wednesday. Officials say Kavian Thomas has been accused of

“digging a hole through a shower wall which gave him access to the adjacent cell block where Derondney Russell was attacked,”

reports Atlanta News First. Reports say that the hole was larger enough for one person to climb through it. 

Fortunately, Russell wasn’t brutally injured and was later taken to the medical department to be treated. Following the attack, jail officials searched both cells where they discovered

“several weapons, including shanks made from parts of the dilapidated building infrastructure.”

Officials informed Channel 2 that they also located contraband, that consisted of five weapons. 

Curtis Clark, interim Fulton County Jail commander, told Channel 2,

“We found shanks that were made from parts of the building.” Clark added, “It presents a constant challenge for us to eliminate things like this from access to the inmates. This jail has clearly outlived its useful life. That reality makes it even more challenging for us to do our job of providing the safest possible environment, not only for staff but for the inmates as well.”

Charges against Thomas for the assault are pending. 

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