Macon, GA – One Bibb County sheriff’s deputy was stabbed to death and another was wounded while they were on duty in the Bibb County jail early Tuesday morning.
The incident occurred shortly before 4 a.m. on April 6 when deputies were moving inmate Allen Booze to another area of the jail, WSB reported.
Booze had previously made threats and was handcuffed while he was being moved, but Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) officials said he somehow managed to grab a knife and attack two deputies.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said Booze stabbed 30-year-old Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Knight in the neck, The News & Observer reported.
Deputy Knight was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly before 4 a.m., WMAZ reported.
A second deputy was wounded in the attack but authorities have not yet released his name or any details about his condition or wounds, The News & Observer reported.
There are unconfirmed reports he was expected to survive, WMAZ reported.
The Bibb County Law Enforcement Center in Macon is located about 80 miles southeast of Atlanta.
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis was meeting with the GBI investigators on Tuesday morning at the Downtown Annex to review the incident, The News & Observer reported.
Booze had been an inmate at the jail in Macon since he was booked in November of 2020 on charges of criminal trespass, giving a false name, and criminal damage to property, WSB reported.
BREAKING THIS MORNING: A Bibb County Deputy is dead after a stabbing at the Law Enforcement Center overnight. Coroner Leon Jones says the deputy was stabbed in the neck and taken to a hospital where he later died. @13wmaznews pic.twitter.com/3EhNFtqHeC
— Carlos Stephens WMAZ (@13photog_carlos) April 6, 2021
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