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Prosecutors file further expenses following December riot inside Platte County Detention Heart | Information

PLATTE COUNTY, MO (KCTV) — Eleven males are dealing with expenses following a riot contained in the Platte County Detention Heart that lasted greater than 5 hours final December.

Prosecutors filed expenses towards a number of suspects this month. In line with prosecutors, further expenses might be filed towards extra suspects.

Roughly 25 males who have been in custody participated within the riot. Some are described in court docket paperwork as “passive individuals.” Prosecutors say others destroyed jail property and refused to return to their jail cells.

“It’s a really harmful factor, not just for the guards however for different inmates,” stated Platte County Prosecuting Lawyer Eric Zahnd. “It is one thing that we take very, very significantly.”

In line with court docket data, Bruce Brandenburg was the primary inmate to start barricading a door utilizing dayroom tables and chairs.

“Inmates weren’t comfortable that they could not get their e-cigarettes,” Zahnd stated. “As end result, a few of them determined to trigger a riot within the jail.”

Prosecutors say on Dec. 20 a number of males who have been incarcerated barricaded doorways and flooded the bathe room by breaking the hearth suppression sprinkler head. They used moist paper towels to cowl commentary home windows and a digital camera.

“It did take two SWAT groups to reach on the scene,” Zahnd stated.

The Platte County and Clay County SWAT groups used small plastic balls stuffed with OC powder, often known as pepper spray, to finish the riot.

“We’re going to ensure, to the extent we will, that it does not occur once more,” Zahnd stated. “One of many methods we do that’s to make it possible for we maintain these accountable accountable.”

A number of suspects are charged with injury to jail property, which is a felony, and rioting, which is a misdemeanor cost. A number of males who have been charged with refusal to disperse have pleaded responsible for his or her function.

Record of expenses filed:

  1. Bruce Brandenburg: Charged with injury to jail/jail property {Felony E RSMo: 221.353}, rioting {Misdemeanor A RSMo: 574.050}
  2. Christopher L. Mejia: Charged with injury to jail/jail property {Felony E RSMo: 221.353}, Rioting {Misdemeanor A RSMo: 574.050}
  3. Zachary Mace: Charged with injury to jail/jail property {Felony E RSMo: 221.353}, Rioting {Misdemeanor A RSMo: 574.050}
  4. Joshua Ray Vasquez: Charged with injury to jail/jail property {Felony E RSMo: 221.353}, Rioting {Misdemeanor A RSMo: 574.050}
  5. Harvey E. Prewett: Charged with refusal to disperse {Misdemeanor C RSMo: 574.060}
  6. Richard W. Dedrick: Charged with refusal to disperse {Misdemeanor C RSMo: 574.060}
  7. Mason L. Harvey: Charged with refusal to disperse {Misdemeanor C RSMo: 574.060}
  8. Josef Thomaz Cunningham: Charged with refusal to disperse {Misdemeanor C RSMo: 574.060}
  9. Elijah Thomas Mayhew: Charged with refusal to disperse {Misdemeanor C RSMo: 574.060}
  10. Nathan James Martin: Charged with refusal to disperse {Misdemeanor C RSMo: 574.060}
  11. James Mitchell Keller: Charged with refusal to disperse {Misdemeanor C RSMo: 574.060}

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