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Vegas pet store owner accused of arson sent to jail

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Gloria Lee, left, sat inside a court room on Feb. 5, 2014 with a man identified as her estranged husband. (FOX5) Gloria Lee, left, sat inside a court room on Feb. 5, 2014 with a man identified as her estranged husband. (FOX5)
Gloria Lee, left, stands in court during a motion hearing on Feb. 7, 2014. (Danielle Miller/FOX5) Gloria Lee, left, stands in court during a motion hearing on Feb. 7, 2014. (Danielle Miller/FOX5)
A rally was organized outside Regional Justice Center on Feb. 5, 2014 by the Nevada Voters for Animals. (FOX5) A rally was organized outside Regional Justice Center on Feb. 5, 2014 by the Nevada Voters for Animals. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A pet store owner accused of setting fire to her own shop with dogs inside had her bail raised and was handcuffed in court Friday.

The judge set bail at $310,000 for Gloria Lee, 35, who had previously posted a lower bail amount after her arrest stemming from a Jan. 27 fire. State attorneys originally filed a motion to have bail raised to $400,000.

The judge then ordered Lee to be taken into custody and sent to Clark County Detention Center.

The judge considered Lee a flight risk and a danger to the community in arriving to the bail amount.

Lee, who appeared for an initial hearing on Wednesday, was placed under house arrest as well as to surrender her passport. She was charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and 27 counts of attempted animal cruelty tied to the Jan. 27 fire at the Prince and Princess Puppies and Boutique.

Lee posted bail following her arrest and booking at Clark County Detention Center.

According to court documents, prosecutors say Lee and a co-conspirator, Kirk Bills, were seen on surveillance video inside the shop before firefighters responded to a blaze there. A police report said an automatic sprinkler system was able to put out the blaze at the store, where firefighters also found 27 puppies in kennels. The canines were not seriously injured.

As with Wednesday's hearing, a group of animal advocates planned to demonstrate outside the Regional Justice Center during Lee's court date Friday. The group Nevada Voters for Animals are pressing the Clark County District Attorney to pursue the harshest punishment for Lee.

In addition, authorities have yet to catch up with Bills. The Clark County district attorney's confirmed Thursday a warrant was issued for his arrest.

A preliminary hearing for Lee was scheduled for Feb. 24.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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