King pleads in Bemrich arson case

Tanner J. King has pleaded guilty to his role in a fire and burglary at Bemrich Electric & Telephone Inc. from last year.

King, 23, of Fort Dodge, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree arson, second-degree burglary, second-degree theft and possession of a firearm as a felon Monday afternoon in Webster County District Court.

King admitted he was present on June 21, 2013 when Bemrich Electric was set on fire while he and an accomplice were committing a burglary.

He also made a guilty plea in an unrelated burglary case from August 2012.

King’s sentencing has been set for Feb. 17.

His alleged accomplice, Gregory P. White, is scheduled to stand trial in February.