Man charged with arson released on bond

Published 10:55 pm Monday, April 13, 2009

A suspect, who was indicted on numerous counts of arson and placed in custody when his bond was revoked, has now been released after a recent circuit court decision to reinstate his bond.

The decision to reinstate bond for 29yearold Christopher Malone was made in a March 24 hearing before Circuit Court Judge Charles Webster.

Malone reportedly posted his bond of $50,000, and has been free since the hearing. His trial is set for May 18 in Coahoma County Circuit Court.

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In November of 2008 Malone was indicted on five counts of arson stemming from fires occurring in Clarksdale.