Basil Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges

July 25, 2014 Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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July 25, 2014 Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 12:38 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Former Molly's Pub bar manager Jeffrey Basil walked into court Friday morning still free on a previous bail.

However, he now faces a new set of charges -- second degree attempted murder, first degree assault and tampering with evidence.

Basil pleaded not guilty to those charges and was taken back into custody.

Prosecutor Christopher Belling says Basil threw William Sager down a staircase at Molly's Pub, then ordered a nearby police officer to handcuff him.

Basil also stands accused of removing a DVR from the bar to get rid of video evidence.

Belling gave a long list of assault and harassment accusations against Basil, dating back to high school.

Sager remains in a coma, and Belling says, "this case is one moment away from a homicide."

Belling argued that Basil could be a fight risk and wanted bail set at $500-thousand.

However, defense attorney Joel Daniels says Basil already turned himself in and is not a flight risk.

Judge Penny Wolfgang raised bail to $75-thousand.

Friday after the arraignment, Daniels said "we do plan to post the $75-thousand bail and I expect to have Mr. Basil released this afternoon."

If convicted, Basil faces up to 25 years in prison.