Four teenagers have now been charged as adults in the Nov. 11, 2022 riot at the Adair County Youth Development Center and three were also charged with rape.
Malachi Amir Price, 18, was the first person to be charged with rape and rioting in Adair Circuit Court as an adult since youth took over the Adair facility a year ago this month, seriously injuring a youth worker and raping a female inmate.
Price, who was 17 years old at the time of the incident and turned 18 in July, was originally arrested on Aug. 11, according to booking records.
Price is charged with rape and sodomy, 1st degree, both Class B felonies; promoting sexual performance by a minor under 18, a class C felony; riot, 1st degree, a class D felony; assault, 2nd degree, a class C felony; and two counts of assault 4th degree, minor injury, a class A misdemeanor. Price was indicted by an Adair County grand jury on Oct. 4. He is being held on $50,000 cash bond.
Darrick Freeman, 16, was indicted on Oct. 26 on charges of rape, 1st degree; assault, 2nd degree; and two counts of assault, 4th degree, minor injury. He was 15 years old at the time of the incident.
Devin Carley Page, Jr. 16, was also indicted on Oct. 26 on charges of rape, 1st degree; sodomy, 1st degree; riot, 1st degree; and assault, 4th degree, minor injury.
Page was just days away from turning 15 at the time of the incident and just recently turned 16.
Freeman and Page were recently moved from juvenile court to adult court following the indictments and arraigned Tuesday in Adair Circuit Court. Freeman is being held on $20,000 cash bond and Page is being held on $50,000 cash bond.
Luke Michael Craig, who turned 18 last month, was indicted on Nov. 9 on charges of riot, 1st degree; and assault, 4th degree, minor injury. He faces separate charges of robbery, 1st degree; promoting contraband, 1st degree; and assault, 3rd degree from an incident on Dec. 20, 2022 at the Youth Development Center. He is accused of assaulting an employee at the facility, brandishing a “shank,” and taking keys from the employee. He is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.
No earlier court records are available, but a hearing in Adair District Court would have been required for juveniles under the age of 18 to be transferred to Circuit Court and be treated as an adult in the case.