Metro Corrections inmate breaks sprinkler, causing jail lockdown - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Metro Corrections inmate breaks sprinkler, causing jail lockdown

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William McKee (Image Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) William McKee (Image Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An inmate at Louisville Metro Corrections is facing charges of wanton endangerment after authorities say he intentionally damaged a water sprinkler, which caused the jail to go into lockdown.

According to a citation, 44-year-old William McKee damaged the sprinkler on Thursday. Officials say more than 3,000 gallons of water flooded the east end of the jail's third floor.

Authorities say damage to the jail totaled more than $1,000.

According to officials, a dozen pair of officers boots worth about $100 each were also damaged.

Jail officials say McKee was arrested in December of 2016 on three counts of complicity to commit arson.

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