Spirit Lake, Iowa — One of the defendants accused of arson in the Buddz’s Rec Bowl case has pled guilty in a plea agreement.
According to Assistant Attorney General Coleman McAllister, 37-year-old Adam Sickles has pled guilty to an amended charge of Second Degree Arson. Court records indicate Sickles had previously been arraigned and had entered a plea of not guilty to First Degree Arson.
In a plea proceeding that had been moved to the Dickinson County Courthouse in Spirit Lake, District Court Judge David Lester accepted the motion to change the charge to Second Degree Arson.
Sickles entered an oral plea of guilty, which was accepted by the court.
Court records indicate that there is a plea agreement between the parties that requires the concurrence of the court. Concurrence was deferred until sentencing, which is scheduled for May 26, 2015, at 10:00 AM, at the O’Brien County Courthouse.
A pre-sentence investigation is also required, which will need to be filed by May 22.
McAllister says Manasil’s case remains pending and her jury trial on charges of First Degree Arson and Insurance Fraud is set to begin on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.