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January 17, 2014

Nederland man charged with setting man on fire; bond set at $125,000


The Port Arthur News

NEDERLAND — Bond is set at $125,000 for a Nederland man suspected of setting another man on fire in December.

Micah Distefano, 27, is charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury for an incident that occurred Dec. 28, 2013. Police allege Distefano doused Zachary Bailey, 29, of Port Arthur, with gasoline and set him on fire. Bailey suffered third degree burns to 67 percent of his body and is currently undergoing treatment at UTMB in Galveston, according to a press release from Nederland Police Department.

Justice f the Peace Marc DeRouen set the bond and Distefano is currently in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

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