The three men accused in the February 2017 burglary of Hardee’s have entered guilty pleas to their charges.
According to court documents, 19-year old Nigel Couvertier of Hopkinsville entered a guilty plea to first degree burglary, felony theft, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree criminal mischief and retaliating against a participant in the legal process. That comes with a recommended sentence of 14 and a half years.
Forty-six year old Antonio Brunson pleaded guilty to facilitation to first-degree burglary, possession of a hand gun by a convicted felon, trafficking in marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of restricted ammo during a felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in synthetic drugs, felony theft and criminal mischief. It comes with a recommended sentence of 12 years.
The third suspect, 29-year old Jeffery Davis, pleaded guilty to facilitation to first-degree burglary, felony theft and criminal mischief. That comes with a recommended sentence of 10 years.
The Commonwealth is opposed to probation for all three men. As previously reported, Police say Couvertier was the gunman who fired shots through a side door at Hardee’s about 11:30 p.m. on February 2. He went inside and took an undisclosed amount of money from the store’s safe.
Davis was the night manager initially listed as a victim and Brunson was the getaway driver and provided the handgun used, according to an arrest citation.