Jones County woman behind bars on arson charges

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Deputies arrested and charged a Jones County woman for arson Friday.

Sheriff Alex Hodge said 63-year-old Nancy Downey of the 300 block of Norten Road was arrested Friday after she allegedly set fire to a structure behind Harold's Pawn on Highway 11 and shortly thereafter to a barn off Burnt Bridge Road Thursday night.

Sergeant Scott Sims said, "After a full investigation into the fires, it is believed that Nancy Downey caused fires at both locations."

Nancy Downey was charged with two counts of Arson and booked in the Jones County Adult Detention Facility. Downey was previously out on bond for burglary and arson resulting from another case.

Hodge thanked Jones County citizens for their assistance in helping to land an arrest in this case.

Downey will appear before a Jones County Justice Court Judge today at 2:30 p.m., added Hodge.

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