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Raleigh man charged with arson

Posted October 3, 2009 4:28 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man is charged with arson after police said he set fire to a home while another man was inside.

Jose Batista is accused of setting fire to the home on Brimwater Drive while Alex Estevez was inside. Search warrants show the two shared the home.

Estevez escaped the home safely, police said.

Investigators have not released a motive.

Batista was being held under a $75,000 bond at the Wake County jail Saturday.