Uprising at Lee County Juvenile Detention Center, Iowa

Uprising at Lee County Juvenile Detention Center, Iowa

Lee County Juvenile Detention Center, Montrose, Iowa
December 6, 2018

Three juvenile detainees participated in an uprising in the day room of the detention center. Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s department were called in to help contain the uprising.

Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber spoke with The Hawk Eye, saying, “I’ve never seen it to this extent,” describing the state of the day room. He referred to the event as a “melee.” One officer was treated for minor injuries.

According to The Hawk Eye: “One of the juveniles, whose names were not released, was charged with assault with injury on a law officer. Another was charged with assault on a law officer without injury, as well as second-degree criminal mischief. Both, along with a third detainee, were charged with participating in a riot.”



Three juveniles charged with rioting at Lee County Detention Center“, Fort Madison Daily Democrat, December 7, 2018.

Three charged with rioting“, The Hawk Eye, December 8, 2018.

Staff member injured in fight at Juvenile Detention Center“, Daily Gate City, December 9, 2018.

Report: Staff member injured in riot at Lee County Juvenile Detention Center“, WQAD, December 10, 2018.


Uprising at Lee County Juvenile Detention Center, Iowa“, Perilous, January 20, 2019.

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