By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Gerrardstown man has pleaded guilty to first-degree arson and voluntary manslaughter in a fire last summer in which a man died, according to court officials.
Darren Bradley Riggs, 19, pleaded guilty to the charges Thursday before Berkeley County Circuit Court Judge Thomas W. Steptoe Jr., officials said.
First-degree arson carries a possible prison sentence of 2 to 20 years and voluntary manslaughter carries a sentence of 1 to 5 years.