Disturbance at Maryville Treatment Center (MTC)

At approximately 10:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, offenders in a housing unit at Maryville Treatment Center were suspected of consuming an intoxicating substance. When questioned by officers, three offenders refused to cooperate. They began to destroy property within the housing wing and soon were joined by other offenders. Trained corrections professionals handled the situation. Peaceful residents were removed from the wing, the area was contained, and local law enforcement was notified. The incident resulted in extensive structural and property damage to the housing wing, including the administration area, treatment offices and staff offices. The extent of the damage is being assessed, and the incident is under investigation. No staff or offender injuries were reported.

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

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.