Confrontation at Augusta Youth Detention Center

Three young men have been charged this morning after deputies were sent to the Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center Wednesday night after a confrontation between inmates and employees.

The three booked into the Richmond County Jail were Arthur Drummond, 17, charged with two felony offenses: obstruction of a law enforcement officer and interference with government property.  Also, Elander Johnson, 18, and Bilal Ramiek Maxey, 18, were both charged with felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

“Initially some youth refused to comply with verbal commands given by juvenile correctional officers,” said Scheree Moore, director of communications for the Department of Juvenile Justice. “Local law enforcement was called in to assist in returning the youth to their housing units.”


The confrontation began around 9:20 p.m. at the detention center, 3481 Mike Padgett Highway. No one was injured.




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