Fountain prisoner stabs officer

Published 2:56 pm Monday, June 15, 2015

An inmate at the G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore has been charged with stabbing a male correctional officer over the weekend.

Bob Horton, public information manager for the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC), said that the officer was stabbed during a routine check of a housing unit inside the facility, at approximately 8:50 a.m. Saturday.

Horton said that the officer was transported to an off-site medical facility, where he was treated and released the same day.

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Larry Jones, 44, was charged with the stabbing. Jones is serving a 100-year sentence on a 1991 conviction in Montgomery County for first-degree robbery, kidnapping, rape and sodomy, Horton said.

The stabbing took place after the officer had confiscated a contraband cell phone from another inmate earlier in the morning. It is believed that Jones assaulted the officer in retaliation by stabbing him multiple times with a makeshift knife, Horton said.

Jones was removed from the general population and was detained in the prison’s segregation unit without further incident. The ADOC’s Investigations and Intelligence Division is continuing to investigate the assault.