- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

FLATWOODS, W.Va. (AP) - Seven inmates of a Flatwoods jail face charges after the facility was damaged last weekend.

Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Assistant Secretary Lawrence Messina tells the Exponent Telegram (http://bit.ly/2avnqts ) that the inmates have been placed in administrative segregation.

Messina says the inmates damaged the dayroom of their section in the Central Regional Jail. The incident was stopped after jail staff used non-lethal smoke munitions in the dayroom. Members of the State Police Special Operations Division also responded to the incident and helped the jail staff.

Messina says jail officials are continuing to assess the cost of the damage, which also included cell door windows, the dayroom phone and video kiosk, among other items. No staff was injured.



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