Mississippi Prison Riot

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted an inmate who authorities have identified as an alleged instigator of the May prison riot at the Adams County Correctional Center that left a guard dead.

The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/X0841l ) that Yoany Oriel Serrano-Bejarano has been charged with instigating and conspiring to cause the riot.

In September, an FBI agent stated in an affidavit that Serrano-Bejarano was one of a number of inmates who stacked food carts in order to reach correctional officers on the roof of one of the prison's buildings during the riot.

Prison guard Catlin Carithers was assaulted on the roof and later died from his injuries.

Authorities say Serrano-Bejarano had a prison staff radio during the riot, assaulted a hostage and contributed to the destruction to the prison.

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