LUMBERTON — A Maxton teenager is facing additional charges for a fire that happened in May 2012, according to Lt. Brian Duckworth, a fire investigator with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
Lucas Jones, 18, of 20 Royal Drive, was charged Tuesday with burning certain buildings, felony breaking and entering and conspiracy. Duckworth said Jones was previously only charged with breaking and entering a home at 61 Fergus Road, and was out on a $1,000 secured bond.
Jones is being held at the Robeson County jail under $20,000 bail.
Quinton O’Keith Oxendine, 17, of 178 Jefferson Road, was Jones’ accomplice in the arson, according to Duckworth. Oxendine was charged with two counts of burning an uninhabited structure and two counts of felony breaking and entering.
Duckworth said the home had been broken into twice, on May 20 and May 21 in 2012. The home was set on fire on May 21, but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze. According to Duckworth, Oxendine returned to the home on May 22 to set it on fire, destroying the structure.