Injured inmate’s health improving
by Wes Mayer
A Coweta County Jail inmate is recovering in Grady Hospital in Atlanta from his injuries sustained in an assault by two others inmates on Sept. 12, according to authorities.
Michael Lee Jefferson is said to be talking, eating on his own and moving around, and many of the tubes have been taken out, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Jefferson was sent to the intensive care unit after his skull was fractured in the assault.
The two inmates who assaulted him, Zantrez Tawhane Potts, 20, and Donquerius Lamonte Mahone, 27, now face additional assault charges. Potts was charged with aggravated assault with hands, fists, and feet, and Mahone, who sheriff’s officials said struck Jefferson in the head with a broomstick — fracturing his skull — was charged with aggravated assault with other weapon.
Potts was originally arrested in July for aggravated battery, Mahone was arrested on Sept. 11 for armed robbery, and Jefferson was arrested on Sept. 10 for burglary.