Inmates to be Charged in Jail Disturbance

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Meridian, Miss.

Authorities say as many as six inmates may be charged as instigators of a weekend disturbance at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says charges were still being sorted out Monday.

About 9:40 p.m. Saturday, law enforcement officers and emergency personnel, including a SWAT team, were called to quell the incident.

Calhoun says a tussle between a correctional officer and an inmate resulted in that inmate getting the keys to many of the pods of C Building.

He says inmates could open pods but could not get out of the building.

Calhoun says the incident ended peacefully about an hour after the disturbance was reported.

He says no inmates or correctional officers were injured during the incident.

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