Inmate Causes Malicious Destruction of Fire Sprinkler System

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (October 13, 2011) – Deputy State fire Marshal’s have charged a 24-year-old inmate at the Charles County Detention Center with destruction of a fire sprinkler head and activation of the fire alarm system.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on October 8 in cell block B/E of the detention center. Investigators and corrections officers determined that inmate Sean Gustav DeHahn had damaged the sprinkler head which caused flooding to occur in the B/E cell block and activated the fire alarm system. The activation of the fire alarm system and subsequent clean-up caused a brief lock down of the B/E cell block and approximately seventy-five dollars in damages.

DeHahn is being charged with causing a false alarm. If convicted of this charge Dehahn could face penalties not to exceed five years additional imprisonment and/or $5,000 in fines.

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