Charles Mix County Jail Inmates Accused of Starting Fire
LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) — Two inmates are accused of starting a small fire in the Charles Mix County Jail.
Authorities say the inmates started a piece of tissue paper on fire on Dec. 11 by using wires located behind a television in a jail cell block.
A deputy found burned tissue paper behind the TV and in a cell. No injuries were reported.
The Daily Republic reports that the inmates face a felony fire charge that carries a maximum punishment of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
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