Man accused of setting bar fire appears in court

April 30, 2012 2:51:09 PM PDT
One of the men accused of setting fire to a bar in east Houston appeared in court Monday morning.

Police say surveillance cameras caught Jaime Mata along with another suspect in the act of burning down a bar on Harrisburg after barricading the people inside on April 19. Luckily the people inside were able to escape unharmed through a different exit.

Authorities believe the men decided to light the bar on fire after getting kicked out for fighting. The second suspect in the video is still unidentified.

A judge Monday raised Mata's bond from $50,000 to $100,000. Mata was also ordered to stay at least 100 yards from the bar.

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