Jury selection had been completed when Steven Earl McWilliams, 32, of Louisville decided to forego a trial and enter a guilty plea Feb. 22 to several complicity charges in LaRue Circuit Court.
McWilliams was charged with the burglary of Hometown IGA three years ago. His accomplice, Jeffrey W. McAdams, 22, of Louisville was sentenced to four years after being found guilty of his part in the crime. He is serving his sentence in the Campbell County Jail.
McWilliams eluded apprehension until December when he was charged with alcohol intoxication in Louisville. He was returned to LaRue County to face the 2007 charges.
McWilliams pleaded guilty to one count each of complicity, burglary, third degree; complicity, theft by unlawful taking; complicity, possession of burglary tools; and complicity, criminal mischief.
Six other counts were dismissed.
The court will finalize his sentence April 9.
Hodgenville City Police investigated the case.