Disturbance at the Coffee County Jail Will Lead to Charges

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves... File photo

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves… File photo

On Tuesday night there was a disturbance inside the Coffee County jail. In one of the jail pods some of the inmates refused to be put on lockdown. Coffee County Sheriff’s department personnel and some Manchester officers responded quickly to control the situation.
Sheriff Steve Graves said that some of the inmates wanted to fight officers and were throwing items such as serving trays, a mop bucket and a mop cart. Graves said an officer was able to use a stinger-ball grenade to help control the inmates. The sheriff added that the disturbance was brought under control in less than five minutes and he would like to thank his staff and Manchester Police for their quick action that stopped this from being a major event. Around 20 inmates were involved.
The area of the jail where this occurred is now on lockdown for the remainder of the week.
Several charges are pending.