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6 youths face charges stemming from February riot at juvenile facility in Parkersburg

Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:35 PM EDT

Six youths face charges stemming from a riot a juvenile detention center that caused more than $40,000 in damage.

The Wood County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged four male juveniles with destruction of a building by rioters, destruction of property, attempted escape, and possession of a weapon by an inmate at a juvenile detention center.

Prosecutors charged two female juveniles with destruction of a building by rioters and destruction of property.

West Virginia State Police Lt. Michael Baylous announced the charges Wednesday.

The riot occurred Feb. 18 at the Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center in Parkersburg.

Baylous says the juveniles destroyed property in a dayroom, a laundry room and three offices. The male juveniles also rammed a door with a folded ping pong table in a failed attempt to escape.


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