King to change plea

Tanner J. King, one of two men charged with burning down Bemrich Electric & Telephone Inc., has told a Webster County judge that he intends to accept a plea agreement in the case.

King, 23, of Fort Dodge, made the statement via his attorney, Trevor Hook, in Webster County District Court Monday.

In addition, King’s alleged accomplice, Gregory P. White, 24, has withdrawn his request for a change of venue as a result of King’s decision.

Judge Thomas Bice has scheduled King’s plea hearing and sentencing for Jan. 27.

King and White are each facing multiple charges in connection with the fire at Bemrich Electric and burglary of the American Red Cross Training Center. Both incidents happened on June 21.