BIBB COUNTY, Ga. — A deputy was killed and another was injured in a stabbing incident at a Macon jail, WGXA news reports.
Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said 30-year-old Christopher Knight was stabbed around 2:45 a.m. at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.
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Another deputy was injured but is expected to survive, WGXA reported.
The GBI has been called in to investigate.
GBI officials said deputies were moving an inmate, Albert Booze, to another area of the jail when the stabbing happened. Booze had made threats to harm himself and was being placed on suicide watch.
During the transfer, Booze and deputies got into a fight. Booze was able to get a knife off of a deputy and stabbed Knight, who later died at the hospital.
Knight just turned 30 years old on Easter Sunday and had been with the department since 2018. He was the father to a 2-year-old.
Our prayers go to the family, both blood & blue, of Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Knight who died this morning after being stabbed in the line of duty. He paid the ultimate sacrifice, and we thank him for his service. ⚫️🔵⚫️ pic.twitter.com/8KzUXm4pAJ— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) April 6, 2021
The GBI identified the injured deputy as Jerome Michael Williams, who just joined the department a few months ago. He has been treated and released.
Booze had been at the jail since November 2020 on charges of criminal trespass, giving a false name and criminal damage to property.
Bibb Sheriff's Office provides updates on deputy killed this morning in jail stabbing incident.Posted by WGXA.tv on Tuesday, April 6, 2021