Suspect in 2020 Shooting Injures 2 Officers in Jail Assault
A man accused of shooting two people at a Tuscaloosa apartment complex last year allegedly injured two detention officers Tuesday in an attack inside the Tuscaloosa County Jail.
According to court documents filed Wednesday morning, deputies were returning a man to his cell in the jail around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday when another inmate, 18-year-old Jkerion Cornell Williams, tried to take advantage of the open door and push his way out of the holding area.
A detention officer attempted to stop him, but Williams reportedly became violent and punched the officer in the face several times. Two more deputies stepped in to intervene and end the attack, but Williams continued to fight and all four fell to the ground in the struggle to restrain him.
Williams was ultimately handcuffed and placed back in his cell, but the deputy who was attacked first sustained injuries to his face and another suffered a broken hand during the melee on the ground.
At the time of the alleged assault, Williams was being jailed in connection to a shooting at Broadmoore Gardens Apartments in June 2020.
Investigators believe Williams was involved in an ongoing dispute with a man there and on June 30th, he allegedly went to the apartment complex and opened fire on a group of people there.
Two men were injured by the gunfire, one seriously, and an unoccupied vehicle was also struck by one of the bullets Williams is said to have fired.
The entire shooting was caught on surveillance video and Williams was arrested the next day and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and firing into an unoccupied vehicle.
In addition to those three charges, Williams now faces two counts of second-degree assault for the alleged attack on the detention officers. His combined bond is now set at $110,000.