Two charged with attacking St. Louis jail officer during riot | Law and order

Prisoners break windows, set fires at city jail

Inmates shout from damaged windows at the St. Louis Justice Center, called the city prison, after fires were set at the center on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. Picture by Robert Cohen,

ST. LOUIS — 2 prisoners at the St. Louis City Justice Center have actually been charged with assaulting a corrections officer Feb. 6 throughout the very first of 2 current riots at the prison.

Devion M. Chester, 29, of the 4100 block of Enright Opportunity, was charged Monday with a felony count of attack of an unique victim.

Devion Chester

Devion Chester, of St. Louis, was jailed in Kentucky on charges he killed 2 individuals in St. Louis in 2016.

Lorenzo White, 36, of the 12400 block of Pizarro Drive in the Spanish Lake location of St. Louis County, was charged with one count of misdemeanor attack of an unique victim.

Lorenzo White

Lorenzo White is among 2 guys charged with assaulting a corrections officer Feb. 6, 2021, throughout a riot at the St. Louis City Justice Center.

The charge versus Chester declares he declined a corrections officer’s directions, and after the officer released pepper spray, Chester “rushed” the officer, punching him a number of times and triggering injury to the officer’s face.

The charge versus White states he pressed the exact same corrections officer to the flooring as the officer was “engaged in a fight with another inmate.”

The unknown corrections officer was dealt with and launched from a medical facility after the attack, authorities stated. Authorities stated prisoners “jimmied” locks prior to more than 100 of them broke out of their cells, smashed windows and set fires on the 4th flooring of the downtown prison. Defective locks were pointed out in a 2nd riot at the prison previously this month.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.