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UC basketball player arrested in attack, robbery of two men downtown

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police arrested a University of Charleston basketball player in connection with a weekend robbery.

Terrell Lipkins, 20, was arrested and charged Tuesday evening with two counts of first-degree robbery and four counts of access device fraud, Charleston Police Sgt. Eric L. Hodges said.

Lipkins is a guard for UC's basketball team, according to the school's website.

Police have been looking for three men believed to have attacked Andrew Rude and Patrick Morrison near the intersection of Virginia St. East and Laidley Street at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday morning.

Security cameras outside of Sam's Uptown Café captured footage of the men passing by before the attack took place.

Rude, 58, suffered a fractured wrist and a cut scalp. Morrison, 58, had minor injuries.

The suspects allegedly stole cash and credit cards from the men. One of the credit cards was used later at the 7-Eleven on West Washington Street.

Police are still looking for the other two men believed to be involved in the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Charleston Police's Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.

 


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