19th century home burns to the ground

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -  A Jones County woman is behind bars for allegedly burning an 19-century home to the ground.

Jones County authorities said 61-year-old Nancy Downey was arrested after she allegedly burned down a home on Burnt Bridge Road.

Authorities said Downey was spotted leaving the residence shortly after the fire carrying garbage bags.

Deputies said Downey allegedly broke into the home and stole items belonging to the home owner before lighting the fire. She was arrested a few blocks away.

Downey remains in Jones County Jail without bond.

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