Roland Sagum III appeared in a Lihue courtroom Tuesday morning and changed his plea in a heiau rock theft case.
Sagum was accused of taking rocks from a historic preserve and heiau site in Poipu. The rocks were reportedly used to build a rock wall on Sagum's property.
The former Democratic state representative had previously pleaded not guilty to second-degree theft. He is now pleading no contest to third-degree theft.
Prosecutors agreed to recommend to the judge that Sagum not get any jail time but do community service, pay restitution and pay the court fees.
On June 26, a judge will consider whether to accept Sagum's no contest plea. If the judge agrees to the new plea, Sagum will avoid jail time and can have his record wiped clean by staying out of trouble.
Sagum's co-defendant Lealiki Koli still faces charges of second-degree theft and second-degree criminal property damage. They are both Class C felonies.
Koli's trial date is scheduled for July 15.