|22 men charged in connection with Crossroads riot|
|By newspressnow.com- Jessika Eidson|
More than a year after a riot that led to more than $1.3 million in damage and four months of lockdown at Crossroad Correctional Facility, 22 men have been charged in connection with the incident.
The six-hour riot began on May 12, 2018, when 209 inmates at the Cameron prison refused to return to their cells following dinner. According to corrections officers who were there at the time, the inmates became aggressive and gained access to the kitchen and warehouse where they began to cause extensive damage, and one man allegedly gained control of a forklift during the incident.
At least 22 men have been charged in a grand jury indictment. DeKalb County Prosecuting Attorney Erik Tate and Assistant Attorney General Tony Brown, who was appointed by Gov. Mike Parson to assist on the case, called for a grand jury after gathering evidence for more than a year.
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