King sentenced to 30 years, motion to rescind plea overruled

Tanner King has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to an arson at Bemrich Electric and Telephone, Inc.

In addition, King, 23, also had his motion in arrest of judgment overruled by Judge Kurt Wilke.

King had tried to rescind his guilty plea by claiming he had been threatened into making the plea.

Taking the stand at his hearing Monday, King said the Saturday before he made his pleas he was assaulted by three unknown men who demanded that King plead guilty to his charges.

Citing the fact that King said he would plead guilty over a month before the alleged assault, Wilke overruled the motion.

King also received a 10-year sentence on an unrelated burglary charge. That sentence will run at the same time as his 30-year sentence.