courthouseOne of the inmates allegedly involved in the private prison riot in Golden Valley last summer is on trial at the Mohave County courthouse. There’s no jury and superior court judge Steve Conn will decide the case against Michael Ray Anderson.

The 33-year-old defendant is charged with participating in a riot and aggravated assault. The mayhem at the state prison caused more than $2-million in damage to the facility and prompted the state to switch to a new operator.