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Stokes wants supervisors to offer reward in a criminal case

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes believes $20,000 could put a criminal behind bars.

Stokes says the reward will be given to a tipster after a suspect is convicted of setting fire to a home in his district.

His plan calls for the Hinds County Board of Supervisors to offer the large reward for information.

The District 5 supervisor says he wants the person who set WLBT Sports Anchor Rob Jay's mother's home on fire, brought to justice.

You may remember the front and back door step of her house was set on fire last November.

No one has been arrested for the crime.

Stokes says a man died after a similar incident at a house on Marine Street.

"Some of these younger people that have seen these things happen in other cities, especially Chicago, they are bringing it down here to Jackson, Mississippi and were not going to tolerate it. We're not gonna let Jackson, Mississippi... Hinds County become Chicago."

Stokes believes the board of supervisors has the authority to offer a reward in a criminal case.

He'll present the proposal at Tuesday's meeting.

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