CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- One of three former University of Charleston basketball players accused in a downtown mugging in April has pleaded guilty.
Terrell Lipkins, 22, of Canton, Ohio, pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery, credit card fraud and conspiracy to commit credit card fraud.
Lipkins is being held at South Central Regional Jail and Kanawha Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom revoked his bond Tuesday. He will be sentenced next month and faces a possible sentence of ten years to life in prison.
Three others, two of them UC basketball team members, were also arrested and indicted by a grand jury involving the mugging of Andrew Rude, 58, Patrick Morrison, 35, and other victims.
Robbie Dreher, 22, of Greenville, S.C. and Quincy Washington, 22, of Florence, S.C., are also incarcerated and awaiting trial. A fourth suspect, Timothy Schmachtenberger, 22, of Canton, Ohio, was arrested and indicted also.
In exchange for Lipkins' guilty plea, Assistant Prosecutor Fred Giggenbach said he would recommend concurrent sentences. Lipkins also agreed to testify against his co-defendants, and he implicated them in Tuesday's hearing.
Rude and Morrison were attacked and robbed April 21 on Virginia Street East. Both suffered injuries. Police said credit cards taken in that robbery were later used at a local 7-11.
Lipkins was named a West Virginia Conference Player of the Week last fall. He and the other two basketball players who have been criminally charged were on scholarships at UC. They were removed from the team and from UC dormitories.
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