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Three charged in disturbance at juvenile center

Posted December 23, 2009 5:39 p.m. EST

— Three girls have been charged in a Monday incident at Samarkand Youth Center in Moore County in which a staff member was assaulted and the facility was damaged, authorities said Wednesday.

Jessica Ann Brewer, 17, was charged with assault with deadly weapon on a government official, inciting a riot, disorderly conduct and injury to personal property. She was being held in the Moore County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.

Katherine Denise Bradley, 16, was charged with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct and injury to personal property. She was released to the North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and was transferred to a different facility.

Juvenile petitions were filed against a third girl, charging her with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct and injury to personal property. Her name and age weren't released.

The Samarkand center sustained about $2,400 in damage, authorities said.