Out of control teen lands in jail

Joseph Parton charged with first-degree property damage

A Moberly, Missouri teen is in custody after causing nearly $1,000 in damage at the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center in Kirksville.

Joseph Parton, 18, is charged with first-degree property damage following the incident.

He is being held in the Adair County jail on $10,00 cash only bond.

According to court papers, Kirksville police officers were called to Bruce Normile in connection with an out-of-control teenager.

When officers arrived, they found Parton had been tearing his room apart and throwing drywall out of the room and onto the first floor where others were located.

A preliminary estimate of the damage to the walls and other items was over $900.