Sheriff Steve Graves Attacked By Inmates

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves... File photo

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves… File photo

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves was attacked by an inmate at the new Coffee County Jail on Tuesday afternoon. Graves suffered a wound to his face while assisting to break up a scuffle with inmates.
When Graves attempted to intervene, inmate Paul Wayne Fletcher Jr. allegedly grabbed an ink pen out of sheriff’s pocket and used it to slice Graves’ face next to his left eye. According to Investigator Danny Ferrell, another inmate by the name of Keyvin Glass joined in and assaulted Graves and other employees.
The sheriff received medical treatment at the jail, and then went to see a private physician. Graves received several stiches and is recuperating at home.
Warrants were taken out against Fletcher for one count of criminal attempt to commit 1st degree murder and two counts of assault for a total bond of $1 million. Glass was charged with 3 counts of assault and a total bond of 750,000. Both inmates have a court date of June 8.
Officers are beginning to move inmates to the new jail on the Hillsboro Highway. This will take a few weeks to complete.