Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department

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Press Release – July 28, 2010

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff Butch Conway

2900 University Parkway Lawrenceville, GA 30043

770 822-3140

Media Release – July 28, 2010

Stacey Bourbonnais – Public Information Officer

Office – 770 822-3924


For Immediate Release:

 A Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputy was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening after he was attacked by an inmate at the Gwinnett County Jail.

 Deputy William Lamb was working a housing unit when inmate James Leon Washington suddenly and without warning attacked him. Mr. Washington struck the deputy in the face and then began pounding his head into the concrete floor inside the jail’s unit.

Two other inmates in the housing unit rushed to the deputy’s aid and pulled Inmate Washington off of the deputy until other deputies could reach him.

 Deputy Lamb was unconscious and unresponsive when deputies first arrived and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. He was treated and is being released.

 Mr. Washington has been placed in J-Pod on super max status and charges against him are pending.

 He is currently in jail on charges of criminal damage to property second degree and violation of probation.

Filed under: Press Releases — July 29, 2010 @ 3:15 pm