Two inmates upset because they weren’t able to get a haircut caused a jailhouse disturbance with more than $1,000 worth of damage at the Metropolitan Detention Center.
According to a criminal complaint, Robert Cordero, 31, and Jeremiah Gurule, 27, kicked and broke cell doors and refused to comply with staff commands.
Gurule repeatedly kicked the metal cage separating the day room from inmate cells and when staff ordered him to stop he placed a shirt or towel over his face to protect himself from mace, according to the complaint. Despite being maced and tazed, Gurule continued to walk up and down the corridor area riling up other inmates until he was eventually detained.
Cordero broke his cell door window and had a toothbrush sharpened into a weapon, the complaint said. He attempted to deflect bean bags shot from a shotgun and chemical agents with his mattress. After he was detained, staff said they found a piece of metal in his mouth that could be used as a weapon.
Gurule was charged with two counts of conspiracy and unlawful assault in jail, adding $10,000 to his $1 million bond. He is awaiting trial for the 2010 murder of Elizabeth Brito.
Cordero was charged with three counts of conspiracy, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner, unlawful assault in jail and assault with intent to commit a violent felony on a police officer, adding $250 to his $5,628 bond. He had been booked on charges of probation violation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor on Feb 12.