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29 indicted in prison riot that killed 7 inmates at Lee Correctional in 2018

One year after fatal riot killed 7 inmates, changes are underway at Lee Correctional Institution
One year after fatal riot killed 7 inmates, changes are underway at Lee Correctional Institution
Updated: Dec. 3, 2020 at 2:38 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Inmates involved in a deadly prison riot in South Carolina now face additional charges after being indicted by a state grand jury.

The riot happened in April 2018 at Lee Correctional and left seven inmates dead. Those men were: Eddie Casey Gaskins, Joshua Jenkins, Cornelius McClary, Michael Milledge, Damonte Rivera, Corey Scott, and Raymond Angelo Scott.

At a news conference Thursday, Attorney General Alan Wilson said the riot involved members of three feuding gangs.

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The following inmates have been indicted:

  • Stephen J. Green, (a/k/a “Tank”)
  • Michael Juan Smith, (a/k/a “Flame”)
  • Andre T. Boone (a/k/a “Fang”)
  • Michael Antonio Williams, (a/k/a “Mikey”)
  • Jerell Rashaun Jackson
  • Keon Daunte Moore
  • Rico Hickman
  • Mike Smalls
  • Tyrone Lewis
  • Teron Hikeen Jackson (a/k/a Teron Hakeen Jackson, “2-5”)
  • Jacoby Jamar Gregory
  • Shawn Roseberry Bisnauth
  • Arsenio Donta Charle Colclough
  • Torey Robert Blackwell (a/k/a “Zay”)
  • Rahim F. Carter (a/k/a “Zilla”)
  • Montez Lavarrey Rutledge (a/k/a “Booger Rat”)
  • Ricardo Labruce Joseph (a/k/a “Townhead”)
  • Danielle Lamar Peay (a/k/a “P”)
  • Harold Leon Junes III, (a/k/a “Red”)
  • Jeffrey Samuels
  • Kevin Tyrone Bryant, (a/k/a “KB”)
  • Jody Lovonte Gary, (a/k/a “Deek”, “Dirt”)
  • Jordan Russell Wall, (a/k/a “Chucky”)
  • Chan Soheap Bun, (a/k/a “Bun C”)
  • Richard Dewayne Lyles, (a/k/a “White Boy Lyles”)
  • Joshua Phillips
  • Christopher Devaul Lovely (a/k/a “P-90”)
  • Derrick Jerrod Rice, (a/k/a “9-0”)
  • Antwan Dominique Grayson

Four of the men named above are no longer in jail. Those four had bond hearings on Dec. 2.

Michael Juan Smith and Derrick Jerrod Rice had their bond denied. Ricardo Labruce Joseph received a $125,000 surety bond and Jidy Lavonte Gary received a $75,000 surety bond.

Bond hearings for the remaining defendants, who are currently incarcerated in SCDC, are being scheduled.

During Thursday’s announcement, Wilson also said the violence was coordinated using contraband cell phones inside the prison and he again called for signal jamming to help prevent such actions.

He wants the federal government to take action allowing signal jamming.

“Illegal cell phones in our prisons continue to drive and facilitate the contraband trade within the walls, and that contraband trade drives much of the violence within the institutions,” Wilson said. “Violence also spreads within the institutions because of contraband cell phones.”

The case was investigated by the South Carolina State Grand Jury, which was assisted in this case by a partnership of the Attorney General’s State Grand Jury Division, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the South Carolina Department of Corrections’ Division of Police Services, the Third Circuit Solicitor’s Office, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

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