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Update: Wal-Mart employee charged with arson released from jail on bond

Ben Wright

Curtis Jackson Jr.
Curtis Jackson Jr.

Update: Curtis Jackson Jr. was released from Muscogee County Jail after posting bonds totaling $7,500 bond prior to his preliminary hearing, which was set for 9 a.m. this morning.

His bond was forfeited and his case was bound over to Superior Court.

Original Story: A Wal-Mart employee is facing an arson charge after he was allegedly caught on a surveillance camera Friday igniting a fire at the Airport Thruway store.

Curtis Jackson Jr., 25, was arrested about 6:15 p.m. and charged with arson third degree at the 2801 Airport Thruway store. He was held on $7,500 bond at the Muscogee County Jail for a 9 a.m. Thursday hearing in Recorder’s Court.

 In a report, the Columbus Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services said Jackson was on camera in a back room at the store. He is accused of setting fire to papers in the back room and igniting a fire that caused $200 in damage.

 The fire was put out by other employees.