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18 year old sentenced to taking part in riot at the Youth Detention Center

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Juantavious Moore plead guilty to his involvement in the 2016 riot at the RYDC (Credit:Robert Catanese)

Juantavious Moore stood before Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley Monday morning, he plead guilty to both charges he was facing.

Lindy Moody was the Assistant District Attorney at the hearing.

“He is charged with count one Interference with Government Property and count two Riot in a Penal Institution,” said Moody.

Accepting a plea agreement meant Moore would not face the possible 25 year sentence.

Moody laid out the facts of the case which involved 16 year old Rashad Gooddine, who officials say started the riot that occurred in November 2016.

“Rashad Gooddine jumped out of his desk and started a fight with another youth, during this fight the defendant, Mr. Moore, got up and joined in,” added Moody.

But Moore’s involvement did not end there.

“Mr. Moore attempted to actually climb into the ceiling but was unsuccessful in doing, so he then ran out of the classroom, he ran down the hall and began to yell ‘turn up’ which resulted in a riot at the Youth Detention Center,” said Moody.

The violence spilled over into other classrooms that was all caught on surveillance video obtained by Fox 28 through an open records request.

“Right now at 18, sitting before the Superior Court in an orange jumpsuit is not a good place to be,” said Walmsley.

Moore ultimately pled guilty to his involvement in the riot, and was represented by Attorney John Carson.

“Judge Walmsley reviewed the plea he accepted the plea and it was entered on the record, so Mr. Moore was sentenced pursuant to our agreement,” said Carson.

Before Moore left, Judge Walmsley added.

“My end of it is, I've got you for nine years on probation. Quite candidly I think it’s a pretty good deal. I hope I do not ever see you again in this situation before this court,” said Walmsley.

In addition to nine years probation, Moore is required to perform 200 hours of community service and attend anger management class.

“He has to report to a probation officer monthly, they will randomly drug and alcohol check him. He has to report timely, he has a Fourth Amendment waiver which means he can be searched at any time with or without probable cause,” said Carson.

It is unclear if Moore will face any Juvenile Court charges for which he was being originally held at the RYDC.