Sheriff: Inmates bid to take over part of Gadsden jail fails
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a bid by prisoners to take over part of the Etowah County jail failed after officers intervened.
A statement by Sheriff Jonathon Horton says several inmates attempted to gain control of a unit at the lockup, located in downtown Gadsden, on Monday evening.
He says jail workers and patrol officers secured the area after a short time.
The statement says no one was injured but the attempt left damage and minor flooding in the unit.
Overall jail operations won’t be hampered.