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Jones County man charged with attempting to burn down own home

A Jones County man is behind bars for allegedly trying to burn down his own mobile home.

Robert Williams, 28, was arrested and charged with arson Sunday.

Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge said deputies and South Jones Volunteer Firefighters were called to Williams' home shortly after 9 a.m. to deal with the blaze. 

According to investigators, the mobile home sustained serious damage, and evidence taken from the scene proved the mobile home was set on fire.

After leading authorities on a brief foot chase, Williams was taken to the Jones County Adult Detention Center where he awaits his initial bond hearing.

 

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