CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The last two men charged in a downtown robbery and beating earlier this year pleaded guilty Friday in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Quincy Luther Washington, 22, of Florence, S.C., pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to two counts of malicious wounding.
Washington was a member of the University of Charleston basketball team at the time. He faces two to 10 years in prison on each count, but Kanawha County assistant prosecutor Fred Giggenbach said he would recommend the charges run at the same time when Circuit Judge Duke Bloom sentences Washington Oct. 29.
In April, Andrew Rude and Patrick Morrison were attacked and robbed at about 2:40 a.m. at the intersection of Laidley Street and Virginia Street East. Rude, 58, suffered a fractured wrist and a cut on his scalp in the attack. Morrison, 35, suffered minor injuries.
Along with Washington, two other UC basketball players were charged in the incident: Robbie Dreher, 22, of Greenville, S.C., and Terrell Lipkins, 22, of Canton, Ohio. UC dismissed all three players hours after they were arrested.
Another man, Terry Schmactenberger, 22, of Canton, Ohio, who was in town visiting Lipkins, admitted his involvement in the incident Friday morning, pleading guilty to first-degree robbery.
The charge carries a minimum of 10 years in jail, but as part of Schmactenberger's plea deal, Giggenbach said he would recommend Schmactenberger be placed at the Anthony Correctional Center for young offenders. Also, because Schmactenberger doesn't have a criminal history, the prosecutor said he would consider recommending probation, depending on a pre-sentencing report.
"He wasn't one of the defendants striking, kicking or beating one of the victims," Giggenbach said.
Schmactenberger had been out of jail on bond, but was taken into custody today following his guilty plea. When Bloom asked him if he would pass a drug screening, he said he had smoked marijuana about two weeks ago.
"Since you owned up to it, I won't hold it against you," the judge said.