Counterman sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison

Counterman sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison

The Sioux City man charged with breaking into his mother's house and setting the curtains on fire in January was back in court.

Michael Counterman took a plea deal in this case and saw his sentence get reduced from what could have been up to 25 years in prison.

Counterman broke into his mother's house back in January and started a fire inside the house.

Once law enforcement was called, Counterman proceeded to lock himself inside a bedroom and arm himself.

After a 45 minute standoff, Counterman surrendered.

Today in court he plead guilty on three separate charges.

He plead guilty to burglary, arson, and forgery, he will be looking at a total of fifteen years in prison.

Along with the plea deal Counterman's no contact order with his mother remains in tact, although she did approve contact with her son through letters and phone calls.

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