D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - On Thursday, one of the men charged in the burglary of Cook's Gun Shop pleaded guilty. Kevin Parfait pleaded guilty to one count of receiving stolen firearms. Two other felony charges have been dropped.
The lawyer for the United States told the judge that on Feb. 27, Parfait and John Ross Harold attempted to break into a pawn shop in Picayune before breaking in and stealing 25 guns from Cook's Gun Shop in D'Iberville.
Parfait then led police on a high speed chase and crashed into a tree on Cedar Lake Road. The attorney said Parfait and Harold became friends after being in jail together in Louisiana.
The ATF is still looking for John Ross Harold.
Parfait faces up to 10 years in prison, three years supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Parfait could also be ordered to pay restitution to the owner of Cook's Gun Shop.
The plea deal recommends the judge sentence Parfait to only 25 percent of the sentence. Sentencing has been set for Nov. 6.
Parfait told police that Harold held him at gunpoint and forced him to commit the crime, but the government says they have proof that is not true.
Parfait was convicted of burglary and possession of a firearm in 2005 and burglary in 2008.
If you have any information on John Harold's whereabouts, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898, or your local police department.