A man broke a sprinkler head in the St. Louis County Justice Center, allowing his cell to flood with water, Clayton Police said.
Jeffrey Lewistyr Cornelius, 23, of Kansas City, was charged Friday with damaging jail property.
Clayton Police said he purposely damaged the sprinkler head June 2.
Cornelius was in the county jail after violating his probation. He pleaded guilty May 10, 2012 to second-degree attempted robbery and assaulting an officer in Woodson Terrace.