TV, Computers Damaged at Juvenile Detention Center
KSAL News Staff - Mon 01:14 PM 02/11/2013
A teen is facing additional charges after damage is done inside the Saline County Juvenile Detention Facility.
According to Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, a disturbance inside a cell escalated on Friday night.
A deputy removed 14-year old Micah Lorenzano from his cell after an argument with his cell-mate grew out of control.
Sheriff Kochanowski tells KSAL News that other inmates began yelling and chanting at the teen. The male flipped over a washer and dryer before he was moved to a TV room.
Once there he continued to damage property before deputies could bring him under control. Sheriff Kochanowski says a TV was pulled off the wall, while 6 Dell computer towers and 8, 17-inch computer monitors were smashed with a broomstick. Lorenzano is facing multiple charges including criminal damage to property and battery of a detention officer.
Total damage is listed at $5,747.
The Sheriff's Office also charged a teen with aggravated battery on Saturday.
Deputies say a 17-year old inmate from Brookville, was taken to the Salina Regional Health Center and released to his family for care after suffering head injuries during an alleged attack that took place around 11:30am Saturday morning.
Deputies arrested 16-year old Justin Howard of Salina and are looking at transferring him to a an adult facility.
The Sheriff's Office reports Howard was arrested in November of 2012 on a charge of a aggravated battery that stemmed from a stabbing.