Mingo County Commissioner Dave Baisden will plead guilty to a federal charge Tuesday, according to an order filed Wednesday in federal court.
Federal Judge John Copenhaver ordered a plea hearing for Baisden scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Charleston.
In August, the office of U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin filed a federal indictment accusing the commissioner of trying to force the county tire provider to give him a discount on tires for a personal vehicle.
Until he resigned recently, Baisden served as the purchasing agent for Mingo County. In 2009, Baisden reportedly tried to force Appalachian Tire - the Mingo County tire provider - to sell him tires as a discounted rate intended only for government vehicles, according to the indictment.
The store refused. After learning they refused, Baisden threatened to stop conducting the county's business with Appalachian Tire if it did not sell him discounted tires, according to the indictment.
The store still refused to sell him the tires, and the county switched to a different tire provider, the indictment states.
Baisden originally pleaded not guilty to the charge, but last week Goodwin confirmed his office and Baisden's attorney had reached an agreement for a guilty plea.
The terms of the plea are not immediately known, but fellow Mingo County Commissioner Greg "Hootie" Smith recently told the Daily Mail he expects Baisden must resign his spot as a condition of the agreement.
Baisden's attorney, Jim Cagle, did not return a phone message seeking comment.