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Man facing charge after accused of lighting toilet paper with match inside cell

James Robert Warfield (Source: Miss. Co. SO) James Robert Warfield (Source: Miss. Co. SO)
CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - A Mississippi County, Missouri inmate is facing a charge after being accused of lighting a match in a jail cell.

James Robert Warfield, 38, of Sikeston, was charged with damage to jail property, a class D felony. Bond was set at $5,000.

According to the Mississippi County sheriff, authorities smelled smoke Monday in F-pod of the Mississippi County Detention Center.

The corrections officers notified the jail administrator, who joined them in a search of that pod.

During that search, corrections staff found a match having been struck inside a cell occupied by James Warfield.

Upon entering his cell, the inmate allegedly used the match to ignite a piece of toilet paper, but flushed the toilet paper once he realized the other inmates had nothing to smoke.

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