HARTINGTON, Neb. -- The suspect in a quadruple homicide case in northeast Nebraska is now headed to district court after waiving a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

42-year-old Jason Jones faces multiple counts of homicide, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and arson. He faces the possibility of death or life in prison if convicted.

A judge bound over the state's case against Jones on Tuesday in Cedar County Court. Jones's next court appearance will be in district court on January 23.

Earlier in November, state prosecutors said there was evidence that Jones is a danger to himself and to the public, and Jones was ordered to be held with no bond at the request of the prosecutor. The prosecution also said that they it was concerned by Jones's ability to flee the jurisdiction.

A total of four people -- Gene Twiford, 86, Janet Twiford, 85, Dana Twiford, 55, and Michele Ebeling, 53 -- were found dead early Aug. 4 at two separate homes in Laurel. Authorities allege that Jones shot the victims before lighting their homes on fire.

Jones was taken into custody in Laurel on Aug. 5. He was hospitalized until making his first court appearance earlier this month.