A judge reduced bond Wednesday for a man accused of setting his ex-girlfriend’s Augusta home on fire, killing two family pets.
A combined $275,200 bond was set May 17 for Justin B. Hall, 23, by a retired judge sitting in for the Superior Court duty judge, but Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet reduced Hall’s bond to $66,200.
Bond for his co-defendant in the case, Kyle Capps, 24, was set at $22,200 by the magistrate judge on April 19. Capps had no felony record or pending charge. Hall and Capps remain in jail.
According to earlier reports in The Augusta Chronicle, the home of Janice Tierney in the 600 block of Cambridge Drive was destroyed April 13 when an accelerant was thrown into her daughter’s bedroom. Tierney, who was asleep in her home when the fire was set at 3 a.m., was able to escape.