Sickles Sentencing Postponed

John SicklesPrimghar, Iowa — The sentencing of Adam Sickles of Sheldon, which had originally been scheduled for this morning in O’Brien County District Court in Primghar, has been postponed until 10:00 am on Monday, July 6th.

Sickles entered into a plea agreement in April wherein he admitted to his role in setting the blaze that destroyed Buddz’s and the Rec Bowl in Sheldon in May, 2013.  He had originally pleaded not guilty to charges of 1st Degree Arson, but eventually changed his plea to guilty of the lesser charge of 2nd Degree Arson.

Sickles also testified for the prosecution in the 1st Degree Arson and Insurance Fraud trial of his former girlfriend, Kristina Manasil of Sheldon, who was convicted on both those charges by an O’Brien County jury last month.  At the time of the fire that destroyed the bowling alley and sports bar, Manasil was the owner of the establishment, and was convicted of setting fire to the business for the insurance proceeds.  She is scheduled to be sentenced for her crimes on Monday, June 22nd at 11:00 am in O’Brien County District Court.  Manasil faces up to 25 years in prison.

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