A Maryland man charged with setting fire to a Ruston motel room Saturday had a number of interesting things to say on Facebook the past few days.

That man, Bruce Phillips Jr. 42, said a judge in a case he was involved in was preoccupied with Phillips’ penis size during the formal proceedings.

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Phillips also warned of a drug hit on him.

These were among only a few of the interesting he had to say the past few days on Facebook, before his arrest.

According to MyArkLaMiss.com, members of the State Fire Marshal’s Office arrested Phillips. Authorities booked him into the Lincoln Parish Jail on one count of aggravated arson.

The fire happened at the Relax Inn Motel, where Phillips was apparently staying.

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“Four rooms ended up damaged in the fire but no injuries were reported,” the website reported.

“Investigators learned motel employees were first noticed the fire by witnessing a burning mattress being thrown from a balcony into the parking lot of the motel. Investigators determined through a scene assessment and witness statements that the fire started in Room 31 and was classified as incendiary.”

Phillips checked into Room 31 a few hours before the fire and left the scene, the station said.

 

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Chris Butler is an investigative reporter with more than 15 years’ professional experience. Follow him on Facebook at Chris Butler-Writer/Journalist

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