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.