County jail in lockdown after Friday unrest
KINGMAN - Around 35 inmates remain on lockdown at the Mohave County Jail following a disturbance Friday night.
Mohave County Sheriff spokeswoman Trish Carter characterized the disturbance as inmates causing damage rather than fighting amongst each other or with corrections officers.
Deputies from the Sheriff's Office as well as the Detention Emergency Response Team (DERT) were called in to restore order. DERT officers are specially trained and equipped to respond to disturbances in the jail.
"We take these types of situations seriously because they could escalate quickly," Carter said.
A significant amount of water damage was caused by inmates breaking the sprinklers.
Officials are still investigating what spurred the incident, which took place while the male inmates from the C pod were out of their cells for free movement time.
The inmates could remain on lockdown until possibly Thursday. Those inmates involved will face charges related to the damage.