Detention Corporal Injured

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Department of  Detention and Corrections
- Detention Investigation Unit

Corporal David Wall
Age: 60
Date Of Hire: 11/03/2003

Deputy Corey Bailey
Age: 49
Date of Hire: 01/30/2006

Inmate Roy Collin
DOB: 08/20/1948
Additional criminal charges: Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer

A detention corporal was battered and injured by an inmate at the Pinellas County Jail.

The incident occurred on February 22, 2017, at approximately 3:30 am.

The corporal was rushed into surgery on February 24, 2017.

The incident occurred in an inmate housing area of the Pinellas County Jail.

According to detectives, at about 3:30 a.m. on February 22, 2017,  Corporal David Wall and Deputy Corey Bailey entered inmate Roy Collin’s single cell housing unit to conduct a routine search of the inmate’s cell. Upon entry, inmate Collin struck Deputy Bailey in the upper chest.

Detectives say that Corporal Wall went to assist Deputy Bailey and tried restraining inmate Collin. During the struggle with the inmate, Corporal Wall fell striking the left side of his torso on the toilet inside the cell.

Corporal Wall was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of what were originally believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives charged inmate Collin with additional charges that included one count of battery on a law enforcement officer and one count of aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.

On February 24, 2017, Corporal Wall’s medical condition worsened while he was in the hospital. Corporal Wall required three surgeries for a broken rib and a punctured spleen. He is currently in stable condition.    

Collin was originally booked into the Pinellas County Jail on January 20, 2017, for one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.

The investigation continues.  

2016 booking photo of Collin.

Posted by Friday, February 24, 2017 3:38:00 PM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

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