CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Detectives have identified a fourth suspect in a downtown Charleston robbery in which three former University of Charleston basketball players were arrested.
A warrant was issued Monday for Timothy Schmachtenberger, 22, of Canton, Ohio, Detective J.D. Koerber said in an email.
The warrant charges Schmachtenberger with two counts of first degree robbery after an incident that occurred on April 21 in the 600 block of Virginia Street.
Andrew Rude, 58, and Patrick Morrison, 35, both of Charleston, were walking along Virginia Street about 2:40 a.m. April 21 when they were attacked and robbed. The pair told police no weapons were shown in the robbery.
Rude suffered a laceration to his scalp and a fractured wrist, police said. Morrison did not sustain any serious injuries.
Surveillance video from nearby businesses showed three of the suspects, later identified as Terrell Lipkins, 20, of Canton, Ohio; Robbie Deher, 22, of Greenville, S.C.; and Quincy Washington, 22, of Florence, S.C., entering a downtown bar. Two of the men matched a description provided by the victims.
The three, who all were scholarship basketball players at the University of Charleston, were each charged last week with two counts of robbery. They were removed from the team's roster and from student housing.
Schmachtenberger does not appear to be involved with the university.
Detectives believe Schmachtenberger has left the area but don't think he necessarily went to Canton. He is 5-foot-9 and weighs about 175 pounds.
Anyone with information on Schmachtenberger can contact detectives at 304-348-6480.