February 25, 2006 - Posted at 12:43 p.m. CST
DARDANELLE, Ark. (AP) _ A former Arkansas Tech football player
accused it the burglary of a gun store, in which weapons, police
uniforms and other items were taken, has pleaded guilty to a felony
Twenty-two-year-old Cedric Cursh of Foreman agreed to testify
against a co-defendant as part of a deal with prosecutors. Cursh is
to serve 10 years in state prison.
Cursh and 19-year-old Jason Butler, also a former Tech football
player, were charged with burglarizing Arkansas Guns and Ammo in
Dardanelle on July 23rd.
Dardanelle police said at the time of the break-in that 18
pistols and one rifle had been stolen, as well as ammunition,
gunpowder and knives.
Store owner Terry Byrd of Dardanelle later said police uniforms,
sew-on law enforcement patches, gun holsters and caps were also