Firefighter reaches plea deal in arson case
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter accused of setting fires in southwestern North Dakota, including one which destroyed a farm equipment dealership, has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
KXMB-TV reports John Iszler has agreed to plead guilty in federal court. The former Elgin firefighter is charged with endangering by fire or explosion and criminal mischief. He’s accused of setting a number of structure fires in the winter of 2017, including one at Dakota Farm Equipment and another at an apartment building.
Prosecutors are recommending five years in prison when Iszler is sentenced in July.