Man pleads guilty to GOP office arson

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty in federal court to breaking into and burning the Wyoming Republican Party office in Laramie last September.

KTWO-AM reports that Kellen M. Sorber, of Laramie, entered the plea Wednesday to malicious damage to property by means of fire before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper.

In exchange for his plea, the prosecution and defense agreed to recommend that Sorber spend three years and eight months in prison. He faces up to 20 years imprisonment.

Skavdahl set Sorber's sentencing for March 15.

Sorber was accused of vandalizing and setting fire to the Albany County GOP headquarters in downtown Laramie on Sept. 6. No one was hurt in the fire.

Both Democratic and Republican party leaders in Laramie denied any association with Sorber.