Taco Bell Crime of the Week!
What's really the bigger crime here: the robbery, the Taco Bell in West Virginia, or a man named Brenya? From West Virginia:
A Charleston man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for robbing a Taco Bell manager of more than $4,000 as he was on his way to make a bank deposit.
Brenya Beverly, 23, pleaded guilty in July to a charge of first-degree robbery, but told a probation officer that he did not commit the crime. Beverly was a former employee of the Patrick Street Taco Bell restaurant.
Assistant Prosecutor Rob Schulenberg told Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King that Beverly stopped Michael Hill outside the store, pretended to have a gun and demanded the money. He jumped into a waiting car and a witness chased him several blocks.
The incident allegedly happened in January.
Beverly's defense attorney, Theresa Chisolm, said Beverly had no prior criminal record and at the time of the robbery was under stress due to his mother's terminal illness.
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