A Blue Springs man who formerly owned a Lee's Summit fencing business pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to one count of tax evasion.

Roy Wayne Guier, 64, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, admitting that he failed to file tax returns for five years and owed more than $38,000 in taxes.

Guier owned and operated Roy & Son Fencing, which sells and installs a variety of fencing products, from 1982 to 2009. According to court documents, Guier then transferred the ownership and operation of the company to his daughter, who leased the business and assets from him. At Guier's direction, his daughter made the lease payments to a company operating with the name of DEK Resource Management. Guier's wife was listed as the general manager of DEK and the only signatory on the company's bank accounts.

From 2010 to 2014, rental income totaling $382,522 was deposited into DEK's bank account on Guier's behalf. DEK never filed a federal income tax return during those years, and Guier failed to file any tax returns in that same time span. The tax due for 2010 through 2014 is $38,391, according to court documents.

Guier will be sentenced at a later date. He faces up to five years in federal prison without parole.