A Bibb County inmate has been charged with arson in connection with a fire in a jail cell.
Deputies discovered heavy smoke in a cell block about 1:30 p.m. Monday. They moved inmates into a day room as employees searched for the source of the fire, according to a report released Thursday.
Chief Deputy David Davis said the report was released within three days, in accordance with sheriff’s office policy.
After airing out the building, employees found a towel burning under a bed. A deputy found three cigarette lighters and “something rolled up like a cigarette that had been smoked,” according to the report.
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James Michael King, 43, of Joycliff Road, was charged with arson. He already was being held on burglary charges. His bond is $8,450, according to the sheriff’s office.