Report: Curry County inmates spark fire, flooding
Posted at: 09/11/2012 10:20 AM
By: The Associated Press
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Officials say Curry County Detention Center inmates caused a flood and started fires during a random search for contraband.
The Clovis News Journal reports that an inmate broke off two sprinkler heads Sunday evening during the searched and caused minor flooding.
Curry County Sheriff's Lt. Zach Boone said while deputies were containing that situation, another inmate balled up a T-shirt and toilet paper, lit them on fire, and threw them out of a cell.
Boone said a detention officer noticed more inmates than normal in a cell and called for additional officers to inspect it for contraband.
The pod was put in a 48-hour lockdown period. No injuries were reported. Undersheriff Wesley Waller says Curry County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
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