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Inmate charged in double-stabbing

BUFORD -- A Phillips State Prison inmate is being held at the Gwinnett County Jail on charges he stabbed two fellow prisoners, marking at least the third stabbing incident at the Buford prison since last fall.

Court documents and statements by officials indicate four inmates have been stabbed since a fatal attack in October killed a 27-year-old man doing time for burglary.

Charged with two counts of aggravated assault and participation in criminal gang activity, Darrell Williams, 22, was transferred to the county jail system to face his new charges on Aug. 8 -- the same day he was scheduled for release from prison.

Williams was serving five years on a 2007 robbery conviction in Fulton County.

According to arrest warrants, Williams used homemade weapons, or shanks, to stab two inmates the night of March 27 in a gang-related attack. The severity of the stabbings was not known.

A Georgia Department of Corrections spokesperson did not return requests for comment Thursday. The prison official who investigated Williams's alleged stabbings could not be reached.

Another Phillips prisoner, Gregory Haines, 21, was transferred to the local jail last month after he allegedly stabbed a convicted murderer several times in the head in April. Haines was convicted of kidnapping in Baldwin County.

In October, Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials said that a 32-year-old convicted murderer fatally stabbed another inmate near a prison intake port. The victim had been convicted of burglary. Neither person was identified.