Nine juveniles face charges after a pair of incidents at a residential treatment center for teenage girls.


Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth said the first incident at the Ranch of Opportunity was reported Friday afternoon after a 17-year-old client got into an altercation with some of her peers and caused minor injury to some of the staff members who intervened. The Sheriff said one staff member was treated and released at a hospital, and the teen was cited with four counts of delinquency by assault.


On Friday night, deputies were called back to the Ranch of Opportunity on a report of a large physical altercation involving 8 juveniles, ranging from ages 13 to 17. Authorities were able to peacefully return them to their living quarters. The clients involved were cited for delinquency by disorderly conduct.


Sheriff Stanforth says all of the teens will appear before Fayette County Probate Juvenile Court Judge David Bender to answer to the complaints filed against them.