Disturbance at Boonville Correctional Center

On Wednesday, July 1, a disturbance occurred inside a housing unit at Boonville Correctional Center. A fight broke out among three offenders inside a housing unit. After officers broke up the fight and escorted those involved out of the housing unit, a group of offenders rushed toward the front door and then assaulted officers attempting to return them to their housing bay. They also broke a window, damaged doors and damaged security cameras inside the housing unit before the Corrections Emergency Response Team arrived and ended the incident. One staff member was treated for a broken nose, one was treated for head injuries, and five others were assaulted but not seriously injured. Offenders were sent to segregation. Conduct violations were issued for all offenders involved, and offenders will be referred for prosecution.

Assault & Major Incident Advisories

Weekly advisories summarize assaults on corrections officers and other staff members in the line of duty as well as major disturbances and other significant incidents occurring in Missouri Department of Corrections facilities.

Weekly Advisories

Monthly Summaries

A major assault is defined as:

  • Causing physical injury to another, either with or without a weapon or through the use of any substance, instrument or device, requiring urgent and immediate medical treatment more extensive than mere first aid.

  • Causing a person to come into contact with or throwing or projecting feces or body fluids.

  • Subjecting a staff member without consent to physical contact by kissing or touching the sexual parts.

A minor assault is defined as:

  • Causing non-serious physical injury by striking another, which may result in minor first aid being administered.
  • Using a non-dangerous object or substance; or by any other physically aggressive act.
  • Subjecting a staff member to any physical contact without consent.