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Grand Jury to see case of inmate who set fire in Colbert Co. jail

TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) -

The case of a Shoals inmate who set fire to a jail cell is headed to the Grand Jury.

Officials said 22-year-old Colbert County Jail inmate, J.J. Common, set a small fire inside his jail cell after officers found his girlfriend trying to smuggle in contraband.

The woman was arrested.

Officials said Common used a lighter to set fire to paper after hearing his girlfriend had been arrested.

The fire was quickly extinguished and Common's visiting rights were revoked.

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