The CEO of the cybersecurity company that employs two men who were arrested after breaking into Iowa courthouses while on contract with the judicial branch called his workers pawns in a dispute between state and county officials, reports the Des Moines Register. The charges against Justin Wynn and Gary Demercurio, employees of Coalfire, were reduced from third-degree burglary to simple misdemeanors. In a statement, CEO Tom McAndrew called the situation “completely ridiculous” and called for all charges against Wynn and Demercurio to be dropped. The two were arrested in September after tripping a security alarm at the Dallas County Courthouse during penetration testing for the Iowa State Judicial Branch.