(Neb.)-Dawes County Inmate Pleads Guilty In Jail-Flooding Case
CHADRON, Neb. (AP) - A man accused of flooding the Dawes
County Jail and causing more than $10,000 in water damage to
county offices has pleaded guilty to a felony criminal mischief
Dale Yellow Horse of Pine Ridge, S.D., will be sentenced later
this month in Dawes County District Court.
Authorities say the 25-year-old plugged toilets, sinks and a
shower while incarcerated on check-forging charges in October.
Water overflowed into county offices below the jail.
Authorities say Yellow Horse was upset because he was placed in
a different cell while officers handled a fight involving two other
inmates. He allegedly accused jailers of violating his rights, and
plugged the drains because he felt they weren't responding to his
complaints quickly enough.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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