The attack at the jail happened around 7:30 a.m. Monday when the deputy went to complete his processing, Labat said.
“In this case, because it was an APD arrest, we want to go back as far as the timeline as we can to make sure we were very thorough,” the sheriff told the news station Monday. “It appears there is a knife involved. We are investigating how the detainee obtained the knife and to what extent someone did or didn’t do their job.”
Labat said he would review extensive surveillance footage to determine what steps were missed, if any.
Parham remains in the Fulton County Jail and is facing additional charges of aggravated assault on an officer, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony and unlawful possession of a weapon as an inmate. Bond has not been set on his felony charges, online records show.
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