KSP responds to riot at maximum security juvenile center in Adair Co.

A riot this past Friday night at the Adair Regional Detention Center, the maximum security juvenile center in neighboring Adair County, prompted a response by the Kentucky State Police, according to authorities.

At approximately 9:40 p.m. Friday night, state police received a call requesting assistance regarding a juvenile who had assaulted a staff member, confiscated the staff member’s keys and released other juveniles from their cells.

KSP troopers, along with other local law enforcement officers, entered the facility and restored order. Several staff and juveniles were injured during the incident and transported to the local hospital in Columbia for treatment.

KSP has launched an investigation and Detective Zach Scott is leading the investigation. Charges against the juveniles responsible are pending further investigation. The Internal Investigation Branch of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet has also opened an investigation into the matter.