POSTED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:19am
UPDATED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 4:55pm
Lufkin, Tx (KETK) — A Lufkin man accused of lighting a multitude of fires on the northside of Lufkin may have made his intentions known before the alleged crimes took place.
Stanford Jones, 32, of Lufkin, was indicted this week on six arson charges, according to the Angelina County District Attorney's Office.
Now, it's possible his own Facebook page could be used against him. Screenshots taken from Jones' page indicated he was upset. In several of his posts, the suspect made references to fire-related phrases. In one comment thread, he made a threat toward burning Lufkin.
"No tell your brother I'm ready to put a match to Lufkin TX and watch this [expletive] burn down..."
Three days before the fires occurred, Jones left a chilling remark.
"Enjoy a peaceful night. Get plenty of sleep because after tonight, some of you will see heaven, the rest of you [are going to] burn. [You are going to] burn slow."
According to the Angelina County District Attorney's Office, Jones has only been indicted at this time by a grand jury, but a warrant for his arrest is expected to be issued soon.
The arsons all took place on consecutive days: The first three arsons  took place on November 13, 2012. The fourth fire was reported November 14, 2012, and the final two blazes  on November 15, 2012.
No one was injured during any of the incidents, but several buildings were damaged, including one that was destroyed.
Since no arrest has been made yet, a court date has also not been set.
Lufkin Daily News  Reporter Jessica Cooley first reported this story.