The owner of a Marshall County pub that was set on fire nearly a year ago was back in court yesterday.

Michael McGovern switched his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” on five different counts.

McGovern is now facing 5 felony counts, including second-degree arson and attempted insurance fraud. McGovern is accused of helping set fire to a bar he used to own last February. The two other co-defendants in the case have already pleaded guilty.

McGovern said he had told co-defendant, Codi Daugherty, that the bar was struggling, and that there was a mutual agreement between the two.

McGovern is facing charges of second degree arson, fourth degree arson, conspiracy to commit second degree arson, attempting to burn insured property and attempted insurance fraud.

The defense is fighting for him to receive jail time that includes work release.