STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man who is serving a 36-year sentence for killing a Virginia State Police officer in 2017 was involved in a gang fight with two other inmates at the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford. All three inmates have been served warrants for taking part in the brawl, which sent another inmate to the hospital.
According to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, the incident started at around 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, with a verbal altercation between three inmates, 22-year-old Collins Turner, 32-year-old Travis Ball and an unnamed third inmate.
Turner assaulted the unnamed inmate and Ball, who is currently serving a 36-year sentence for killing Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael Walter in 2017, later joined in. The victim was punched, kneed and choked.
While the victim was being choked, another inmate entered the fight to try to assist him. Then, 31-year-old Jared Haney joined Ball in attacking the inmate who was trying to help the victim.
Jail officers then arrived and the inmates separated. One of the inmates was taken to the hospital to be treated for serious injuries.
Warrants against Turner and Ball have been obtained for gang participation, malicious wounding by mob, strangulation and conspiracy. Ball was given additional charges for attacking the second inmate. Warrants against Haney were obtained for gang participation, malicious wounding by mob and conspiracy.