20 inmates charged in Kansas prison riot

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LARNED, Kan. (KAKE) -

Prosecutors have charged 20 inmates with felonies in connection to a riot at a Kansas prison last fall.

Pawnee County Attorney Doug McNett said the new charges are the result of Kansas Department of Corrections Special Agent Supervisor Nicholas Yeager completing his investigation and submitting probable cause affidavits to his office on Friday.

“Based on a review of the affidavits, I believe there is sufficient evidence to charge the 20 individuals identified by Department of Corrections staff as being primarily responsible for the riots and damage at LCMHF,” McNett stated in a release.

Kansas spent at least $414,000 repairing prisons after riots

Below are names of the inmates who are charged with incitement to riot, criminal damage to property and rioting.

Curtis Core, 26; Manuel Acevedo, 27; Richard Peterson, 40; Joey Terrazas-Garcia, 23; Jacob Bagby, 20; Lance Sutton, 22; Alexis Banuelos, 21; Caesar Hermosillo, 25; Nathaniel Dipman, 20; Anthony Reed, 22; Kab Issa, 20; Jesse Bellamy, 25; Leo Wells, 22; Joshua Tucker, 22, Joshuah Blake, 21; Nicholas Aldridge, 19; Darrell Pettus, 23; Marcel Wamser, 22; Aaron McDonald, 21; and Brandon Bustos, 21.

First appearances have yet to be scheduled.

Incitement to riot is a felony that carries between 7 and 23 months in prison, depending on a defendant’s criminal history.

The Hutchinson News reports the riot lasted from about 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., on November 6, resulting in extensive property damage to all five housing units. At that time there were no staff injuries reported, and all inmates were accounted for.

The prison consists of two primary housing facilities, but only the 66-bed medium security Central Unit was involved in the riot.

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