NWGA Scanner | July 30th, 2021

Inmate from Dalton stabbed to death at Central State Prison in Macon

A 34-year-old Dalton man who was incarcerated at Central State Prison was stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon by another inmate, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. The slain man, Joshua Carl Haynes Lester, was pronounced dead at the prison. Details of the incident are not available at this time. Lester had been housed at the prison since May, serving part of a five-year sentence for a conviction in Whitfield County for obstruction of a law enforcement officer in 2017. The medium-security prison where the killing happened lies west of Interstate 475 at 4600 Fulton Mill Road near Lizella.