11 Oklahoma County Jail Inmates Accused Of Brutally Assaulting Another Inmate

Eleven inmates at the Oklahoma County Detention Center are now facing additional charges, including kidnapping and assault and battery, after allegedly attacking another inmate. News 9's Clayton Cummins has the details.

Thursday, March 18th 2021, 10:35 pm



Eleven inmates at the Oklahoma County Detention Center are now facing additional charges, including kidnapping and assault and battery, after allegedly attacking another inmate.

The incident happed just after midnight on December 3, 2020.

The charges were filed March 11, 2021 for the inmates involved in the assault.

They’ve been identified as Devin Hunter, 19; Jordan Owens, 20; Mario Thomas, 42; Jason Martin, 21; Delano Tillman, 27; Mario Thomas, 42; Semaj Thomas, 22; Bashir Said, 21; Artis Dixon, 30; Kelajawon Collins, 22; Tavid Williams, 21; and John Quincy Shivers, 31.

According to court records, the assault of Aaron Cooper, 19, was caught on jail surveillance camera.

“How in the world can you have 11 inmates having an opportunity to jump on one inmate and at the same time, no one knows about it until it’s too late almost?” said Michael Washington of the Coalition Against People Abuse. “This here will not be tolerated anymore. They’re not going to run a jail system from taxpayer money, squandering it, doing what the heck they figure.”

Investigators said Cooper’s front two teeth were knocked out, his left eye was swollen shut with a laceration requiring seven stitches, and bruising was seen all over his body. A shoe tread was also showing up on the left base of his neck, among other injuries.

Washington said safety and the protection of inmates needs to improve.

“Since the jail trust has taken over, you’ve had two escapes, you’ve had seven deaths, and you have people just wondering what is going on,” said Washington.

News 9 requested an interview with the jail administrator. That request went unanswered.

The Coalition Against People Abuse is holding a rally outside the jail on March 27 to support jailed inmates and raise awareness about recent issues.

The rally will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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