CLAVERACK—Livingston State Police were called to Brookwood Secure Youth Detention Facility on Spook Rock Road for a reported assault May 25.
Troopers found that a facility staff member had allegedly been assaulted by inmates Wendell Lightner, 17, Gilroy Pacheco, 18, and Donkell Washington, 17.
The inmates allegedly punched the staff member in the face many times causing bruising and swelling.
All three were charged with third degree assault.
Wendell Lightner was additionally found to have a cell phone in his room and was charged with second degree promoting prison contraband.
All three were arraigned in Claverack Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail each.