Inmates Charged In April's TCIX Disturbance

Friday, September 22, 2017 | 08:41pm

350 Indictments Issued

ONLY – The Tennessee Department of Correction’s Office of Investigation and Compliance has charged 19 inmates with indictments related to April’s disturbance at Turney Center Industrial Complex.

1 Michael Mills 450434
2 Nicholas Durant 534795
3 Victor Sparkman 478468
4 Ronnie Akins 420016
5 Charles Maples 415128
6 Billy Daniels 540263
7 Darrell Kidwell 420339
8 Travis Taylor 459438
9 Lamarquis Rivers 367359
10 Michael Martin 511013
11 Ryan Stevenson 461612
12 Curtis Beechem 427019
13 Kenneth Thomas 262443
14 Charles Cortez 520288
15 Deanthony Perry 511680
16 Christopher Hambright 315140
17 Ty Brown 444813
18 Laquinton Brown 533453
19 Casey Mackey 538228

Those charges include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Especially Aggravated Kidnapping,
  • Attempted First Degree Murder, and
  • Aggravated Assault.

During the course of April’s disturbance, three officers were seriously assaulted. Two of those officers were removed from the affected unit immediately, while one was held hostage for a period of time. TDOC’s Special Operations Unit responded and regained control of the unit. All three officers have recovered and have returned to work.

During the course of this investigation, the Department of Correction worked closely with other law enforcement agencies including the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Hickman County Sherriff’s Office, and the Hickman County District Attorney’s Office.

“The Tennessee Department of Correction will not tolerate assault against our staff and we will seek prosecution to the fullest extent of the law for any violent act committed within our facilities. The assistance and support that we received from our criminal justice partners and the community has been truly inspiring,” says Commissioner Tony Parker. “But I am most proud of the resilience and strength of character that those officers showed that day and continue to show every day. They are the true heroes.”

Mugshots of all 19 individuals indicted can be found here: