RCSD: Two charged for roles in riot at Alvin S. Glenn that injured two officers

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says two individuals have been charged in the riot that injured two corrections officers at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Authorities say 23-year-old Jujuan Council and 32-year-old Anthony Blakney are both charged with assault and battery first degree, kidnapping and rioting.

According to RCSD, the two corrections officers injured in the riot were treated at the scene before being taken to the hospital, and no inmates were injured.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with both of them for a full recovery,” said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. “We’re very fortunate this morning that we did not have more people severely injured.”

At approximately 8:15 a.m. Friday, deputies say they were called to Alvin S. Glenn to assist with a riot in progress. Authorities say the Special Response with RCSD was activated and brought the situation under control.

“We used a show of force. We wanted to make sure they knew we were not playing and we were not playing,” the sheriff said. “They’d already injured two of the correctional officers and we were not going to let anyone else get injured. The fire department responded in case we had to use gas. We did not have to use any gas whatsoever. We did not have to use any force whatsoever.”

While searching the area, deputies say they found four shanks.

“When you have something like this, not only do you have physical injuries, but also mental injuries when you are attacked by multiple inmates and at their mercy for a while,” Lott said.

Sheriff Lott says that the inmates did as much damage to the cell as possible which housed over 50 prisoners.

However, officers responded within minutes to regain control.

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