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BOUNTIFUL MAN TO STAY IN JAIL PENDING TRIAL ON ARSON CHARGES

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A Bountiful man charged with burning down his estranged family's home and then trying to hang himself will remain in the Davis County Jail until his October trial.

Bail for Blaine Wright is set at $100,000 on the two fire-related charges and $6,000 on the other felony count.Wright, 43, is charged with aggravated arson and burglary in the April 23 fire that destroyed his family's rented house in Bountiful. He also faces a third-degree felony charge of damaging a jail.

Second District Judge Memmott declined to lower the bail, saying Wright is better off in a secure facility, and he fears for the safety of the community, especially if Wright stops taking his medication.

The judge also moved Wright's trial date back from mid-October to Oct. 30 to give defense attorney Bel Ami De Montreux more time to prepare and schedule another mental evaluation.