SOUTH BEND -

The St. Joseph County man accused of setting his old house on fire will not have his bond reduced.

Police arrested Doug Wilcox at a Michigan casino.

A judge denied his bond reduction request at a hearing on Friday.

Investigators say the 62-year-old started a fire in his old house on Sandybrook Drive, north of South Bend.

Court documents show Wilcox was living in the house while repairs were being done for the new owner, but police say he set the house on fire, took money from an ATM and took off.

His daughter told authorities she got a letter from him saying his wife built the house, no one else was going to get it.