Morgan County Inmate Faces Assault Charge After Attack In Jail

Crime Local News Friday, January 22nd, 2021

A Morgan County man has been charged with 1st-degree assault following an altercation at the county jail.

According to a report, inmate Buddy Griswold assaulted fellow inmate John Stafford, causing Stafford to be sent to University Hospital in Columbia for life-saving treatment.

Video surveillance shows Griswold walking into Stafford’s cell.

Officials say the fight was allegedly over rec time following the Sunday football game.

Investigators say Griswold indicated that he only hit Stafford “Three times” and it “Wasn’t very hard.”

Doctors say Stafford suffered a closed head fracture.

Crime Local News Friday, January 22nd, 2021

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