July 8, 2013 in Region

Riot in Pend Oreille County Jail draws more charges for 10 inmates

 
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Ten inmates in the Pend Oreille County Jail face additional charges related to a prison riot on Sunday.

One inmate allegedly assaulted a jail corrections officer, another intimidated a witness, there were two inmate-on-inmate assaults and two jail cells were flooded during the riot, according to a news release from Sheriff Alan Botzheim. One of the flooded cells caused water damage in an adjoining courtroom, the release said.

The jail was locked down for several hours after the event, the release said. No serious injuries were reported.

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