July 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations
9 JUVENILES CHARGED WITH RIOTING AT VOLUSIA COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY
2 Staff Members Sustain Minor Injuries
Nine juvenile inmates at the Volusia County Regional Detention Facility in Daytona Beach face charges after a 30-minute melee Sunday that resulted in two staff members suffering minor injuries.
Juveniles occupying a common area of the facility at 3840 Old Deland Road took keys from a staff member, pulled televisions off walls, and refused to return to their cells when commanded.
Volusia County sheriff's deputies were called at 12:07 p.m. to the facility, which is a 60-bed facility that serves youth detained by various circuit courts. Youth are detained pending adjudication, disposition or placement in a commitment facility. The following are being charged with inciting a riot and resisting without violence in the incident:
- Zion Counts, 17
- Jahrece Austell, 17
- Terrion Whitaker, 13
- Jemari Overstreet, 18
- Eugene Green, 13
- Stephen Hawkins, 14
- K'veon Jiles, 13
- Davion Smith, 15
- Tyler Gibson, 16
In addition, Counts, Austell, Whitaker, Overstreet, Green and Hawkins were charged with battery on detention staff. Austell is also being charged with strong-arm robbery for forcibly taking cell keys from detention staff.
The cause of the incident is still under investigation.