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Former UC basketball player pleads guilty to robbery, credit card fraud

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Terrell Lipkins walking into the courtroom shortly before he pleaded guilty on multiple charges. Terrell Lipkins walking into the courtroom shortly before he pleaded guilty on multiple charges.
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Former University of Charleston basketball player Terrell Lipkins walked into the Kanawha County Circuit Court in Charleston, WV to plead guilty to first degree robbery, credit card fraud and conspiracy to commit credit card fraud.

The former standout basketball player at the University of Charleston was one of four involved in the brutal attack and robbery of two male victims last April.

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Police say the incident happened about 2:40 in the morning on Sunday on the 600 block of Virginia Street.

Surveillance video captured the entire attack.

As part of his plea agreement, Lipkins cooperated with prosecutors.  In court he explained exactly what was happening on the surveillance videos. 

Lipkins said Quincy Washington, another former University of Charleston basketball player walked ahead to two men, punching one in the face.

The victim fell to the ground as another former University of Charleston basketball player, Robbie Drier, hit him again.

Video shows Lipkins climbing on top of the victim and reaching for a credit card.  Police say he and the three other men used the stolen credit card at a 711 in Kanawha City and later at a McDonalds. The receipts for the purchases were found in Lipkins' car.

Before his arrest, Lipkins was the leading scorer for the University of Charleston's basketball team. He attended school on an athletic scholarship.

Lipkins' sentencing is set for Oct. 30 at 1:30 p.m.

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Former University of Charleston basketball player Terrell Lipkins walked into the Kanawha County Circuit Court in Charleston, WV to plead guilty on charges from a violent robbery and beating of two men last year.

Lipkins pleaded guilty to first robbery, credit card fraud and  conspiracy to commit credit card fraud.

Police said Lipkins and two other players, Robbie Dreher and Quincy Washington, robbed and beat two men on the 600 block of Virginia Street East.

Prosecutors say Lipkins is cooperating with the state.

His sentencing date is scheduled for Oct. 30, 2013.