Jail inmate charged with damage to county property

Terry Lee Bryant, 30, currently residing in the Morrison County Jail for fleeing a peace officer and awaiting extradition, was charged Aug. 12, with first degree damage to property valued at more than $1,000 while incarcerated.

On July 8, a Morrison County investigator was asked to look into damage to  jail property. He learned that in Bryant’s cell, there was a broken window, a lens had been removed from a light fixture and several metal pieces were removed from a mop bucket.

Bryant was interviewed and allegedly admitted he damaged the mop bucket and the window and that he and another inmate had damaged the window with the metal pieces removed from the bucket.

Estimates to repair the damage came to $600 for the light fixture, $625 for the window and $89.85 for labor.

If convicted, Bryant faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.