A Shepherdsville man charged with killing a Bullitt County man after stealing his trailer has pleaded guilty to two charges.
Bradlee Simmons pleaded guilty to theft and being a persistent felony offender. As part of the agreement, prosecutors recommended the murder charge be dismissed, and Simmons must make a statement about the death of Kevin Watts, including the involvement of his co-defendant, Richard Reno.
According to authorities, Simmons and 38-year-old Richard Reno were driving a white pickup truck when they stole a trailer belonging to Watts, who tried to follow Reno and Simmons as they drove away and ended up being involved in a crash with their truck.
At that point, one of the suspects shot Watts in the upper left leg, according to police. He died at the scene from his injuries.
Simmons faces 10 years for theft and 12 years for being a persistent felon.
A judge is scheduled to decide his sentence on December 8.