Officers injured after riot breaks out in Vanderburgh County Jail

Officers injured after riot breaks out in Vanderburgh County Jail
Three inmates charged in jail riot. (Source: Vand. Co. Jail)
Three inmates charged in jail riot. (Source: Vand. Co. Jail)
Three inmates charged in jail riot. (Source: Vand. Co. Jail)
Three inmates charged in jail riot. (Source: Vand. Co. Jail)
Three inmates charged in jail riot. (Source: Vand. Co. Jail)
Three inmates charged in jail riot. (Source: Vand. Co. Jail)

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Two confinement officers at the Vanderburgh County Jail were injured after nine inmates became unruly.

Those nine inmates facing charges including resisting law enforcement, rioting, aiding/inducing in bodily injury of a public safety officer, and attempted criminal mischief.

According to authorities, the inmates refused to be handcuffed and that's when things got out of hand.

According to authorities, one inmate started flooding the jail cell, spreading soap on the floor, and all the inmates were blocking cell windows.

The inmates used bed bunks as barricades against the cell door, and the mattresses as shields.

The Vanderburgh County jail cell extraction team busted into the cell, and took control of the situation.

According to authorities, all the inmates were fighting back and refusing to comply with orders.

The jail cell extraction team shot pepper ball powder into the cell, and tased three inmates.

"I mean we have people in our jail, for a reason.  We have to keep order," said Sheriff Dave Wedding.

Sheriff Wedding says the cell extraction team did exactly what they are trained to do.

The inmates charged in this case are: Seth Wrinkles, John Wallace, Kyndrick Hancock, Kededrique Boyd, Javon Burton, Brendan Cooper, Robert Lee Henderson Jr, Cory Pierce, and Stanley Morgan Jr.

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