When church shooting suspect Dylann Roof left here on a police-escorted flight to South Carolina Thursday evening, he did so wearing a striped jail jumpsuit courtesy of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department.
Jailers booked Roof in at 7:28 p.m., less than 24 hours after the reportedly self-avowed racist allegedly massacred nine people during a Bible study session, sparking a regional manhunt.
Charleston’s hi-profile murder suspects are now neighbors: Roof is in cell 1141B, Slager 1140B in the protective unit pic.twitter.com/5bTrMwd3Tk
— Jason Sickles (@jasonsickles) June 19, 2015
Roof was assigned Cell 1141B in a part of the jail where suicidal and other high-risk inmates get more oversight.
Out of 937 males currently in the jail, Roof’s cellblock neighbor is former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager, who is jailed in a high-profile, racially charged murder case.