A 24-year-old Sarpy County man pled guilty to felony arson. Andrew Rankin will be sentenced September 30th.
Actually, Rankin will go to court twice that day, in the morning in Sarpy County and in the afternoon in Cass County. In the afternoon appearance, both the prosecution and defense will recommend that Rankin’s sentence in Cass County be concurrent with the Sarpy County sentence. That is part of a plea deal reached in which the prosecution dismissed two other Cass County charges and Rankin pled guilty to the Class IV Felony.
Rankin and two other men pled guilty to burglary in Sarpy County. Several items were stolen during a break-in at Tradewell Pallet last summer. Also taken was a GMC Sonoma pickup. That truck was found burned at Schilling Wildlife Management Area east of Plattsmouth a couple days later and arson charges were filed.