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Newcomb fire suspect doesn't want police statement in court

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - The man accused of burning down the former Newcomb Hotel is asking the judge to not allow his statement to police in court.

Mathew Clark, 25, appeared in court Friday morning where a date was set for Judge Scott Walden to hear a motion to suppress filed Nov. 7. Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard says the statement Clark and his lawyer are attempting to keep out of court has Clark admitting to taking scrap metal out of the building and accidentally starting the fire.

(See "Authorities say the Newcomb Hotel fire was apparently accidental")

Judge Walden also heard a motion to reduce bond, but he denied it. Clark is still being held in the Adams County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

The motion hearing is set for Jan 9. with the trial scheduled to begin Jan. 13.
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