Authorities say a disturbance at the Sharp County Detention Center left multiple inmates with additional charges. 

According to court documents filed on Wednesday, a deputy was working his jailer shift and noticed the sound of something slamming on the floor in the back hallway. 

He noticed something being thrown from the C-pod of inmates to Inmate 68’s door according to the report.

Once the Deputy arrived at the cell door, he noted he immediately smelled something like paper burning. 

The deputy conducted a search and recovered what was being sent to the inmate’s door. 

The items include a string, a small booklet, and a lithium battery used in most communication devices. 

The battery was found on inmate Aaron Riviere age 27.

After reviewing camera footage, it revealed Riviere was rolling a cigarette and using the battery to light it. 

He is charged with two felony counts for furnishing, possessing, using, or delivering prohibited articles and misdemeanor possessing an instrument of crime. 

While reviewing camera footage, Deputy Carpenter noticed Inmate Zach Arnold age 27 retrieve a sock from Inmate Tyler French age 32 believed to be holding a lithium battery. 

Arnold and French can be seen passing the sock and a booklet to Riviere. 

A search of the inmate’s cell revealed the lithium battery came from a City Teleicoin tablet. 

Arnold and French face charges of felony charges of furnishing, possessing, using, or delivering prohibited articles, and misdemeanor possessing an instrument of crime.

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