Lipkins pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree robbery. During his hearing, he pointed out Schmactenberger, Dreher and Washington on video surveillance footage that captured the incident.
In addition to robbery, Lipkins pleaded guilty to one count of credit card fraud, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years, and conspiracy to commit credit card fraud, which carries a sentence of one to five years. Giggenbach said he would recommend Lipkins' sentences run at the same time because he agreed to give information about others allegedly involved in the robbery and beatings.
Giggenbach also said that the plea agreement gives him the right to comment at Lipkins' sentencing. Lipkins is eligible to be placed at the Anthony Correctional Center for young offenders, but Giggenbach said prosecutors wouldn't make any sentencing recommendation until they review a pre-sentencing report.
Dreher pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawful wounding and faces up to five years on that charge when he's sentenced on Oct. 30. He apparently joined the fray in April after Washington punched Rude, Giggenbach said. Schmactenberger and Lipkins will also be sentenced Oct. 30.
Police say credit cards belonging to Morrison were taken and used. Rude's wallet had $20 missing, which Schmactenberger admitted taking.
One of Washington's malicious-wounding charges stemmed from a separate incident that occurred about a week earlier, also on Virginia Street East, in front of the Summit Bank.
Washington admitted to punching Oliver Gipson, who was in Charleston filming the MTV show "Buckwild." The blow caused Gipson's face to break through the bank's window.
Giggenbach said based on a pre-sentencing report he would consider recommending Washington be placed at the Anthony Correctional Center and would not file recidivist charges.
Giggenbach said Washington has a previous felony conviction in South Carolina, but said it was unclear what that charge was and whether he was a juvenile at the time.
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