Woman faces possible indictment on arson charges

An Augusta woman accused of setting her apartment building on fire will face possible indictment.

Five counts of arson against Christian S. Jones, 24, were bound over to the grand jury Thursday after a preliminary hearing in Richmond County Civil and Magistrate Court.

Jones has been in custody since the May 11 fire at Glenwood Apartments on Lumpkin Road. Sheriff’s Investigator Terry Gore testified Thursday that two children had to be rescued from the apartment located above Jones’s unit. Both apartments were destroyed and the other six apartments in the building were damaged, he said.

Jones admitted she set a mattress on fire in an attempt to harm herself, Gore said.

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