An inmate at the Lowndes County jail created quite a frenzy last week when he repeatedly tried to light himself on fire.
According to sources, 22-year-old inmate Delvin Moore began acting in an erratic manner and had to be placed in restraints. While Moore had the restraints around his wrists, they suddenly began to spark and smoke. Jail guards immediately put out the smoldering nylon restraints and strip searched Moore for any signs of an igniter.
Guards could not locate a lighter but erred on the side of caution and dressed him in a paper gown before placing him in a cell by himself. Within minutes, Moore’s paper gown was on fire. Guards put out the flames and again searched the inmate for any sign of a lighter but could not find one. A search warrant was then issued to conduct a body cavity search on Moore to find the source of the flames. He was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital, where a doctor removed a lighter from Moore’s rectum.
Moore was in the LCADC for his May 6 arrest for armed robbery. His bond is set at $50,000.