The former girlfriend of murder suspect Percy Hargrove III allegedly drew him a map of her current boyfriend Andrew David Ingram’s residence before Ingram was shot and killed, according to court documents.
Sheena Tipton, 26 of Clay City, was arrested Friday after police searched Hargrove’s car in Georgetown and found the map of the scene and of Ingram’s residence at 210 Whitney Court, according to her arrest citation.
Tipton and Hargrove, 26 of Georgetown, both pleaded not guilty to all charges Monday morning in Clark District Court.
Winchester Police had already interviewed Tipton on Thursday, but called her back Friday after the vehicle was searched, Winchester Police Capt. James Hall said. During the second interview, Tipton admitted to drawing the map and helping plan the events that led to Ingram’s death on Dec. 14, according to the citation.
Tipton was arrested Friday and charged with complicity to commit murder and complicity to first-degree burglary. She is being held on a $1 million cash bond.
A witness told police that Hargrove entered the residence and pulled a gun. The witness then hid in the bathroom and heard a gunshot. When he came out, both Hargrove and Ingram were gone, Hargrove’s arrest citation read.
When Ingram’s body was found later on Dec. 14, officers found both Hargrove’s and Ingram’s wallets along with a .45-caliber handgun shell casing, the citation read.
Hargrove refused to make a statement to police.
In court, Hargrove said nothing beyond answering the judge’s questions, but Tipton asked Clark District Judge Brandy Oliver Brown to explain the process further.
“I’ve never been in trouble before,” she said. “I know what they’re charging me with.”
In each instance, Brown appointed the Department of Public Advocacy to represent Hargrove and Tipton.
Given the holiday schedule, attorney Kyle Morris waived the 10-day time limit for the preliminary hearing and requested a Jan. 4 hearing date. Brown said it would also allow the DPA to find another attorney from a different office to represent one of them.
Tipton’s mother, Sheila Shankle, was at the police department Friday when Tipton was arrested, and was
in court Monday morning to watch her over closed circuit television.
“It’s heartbreaking to see your child in that situation,” she said. “I don’t understand it. I can’t see her taking any part in taking another person’s life. She had no clue what was going on.”
Shankle also said violence was out of character for Hargrove.
“Everything I know of him, he’s been kind,” she said. “I’ve never known him to raise his voice or yell at Sheena.”
Hargrove, a former Scott County football standout, is being held without bond on murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence charges.
Winchester Police were called to Ingram’s residence at 210 Whitney Court around 4:30 a.m. Dec. 14 for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they found no evidence of any gunshots, but Ingram was missing. About 30 minutes later, neighbors reported seeing someone run through the neighborhood. Officers searched, but could not find the person.
Hargrove was arrested after 10 a.m. on Maryland Avenue. Detectives were beginning to interview Hargrove when a maintenance worker found Ingram’s body underneath the back porch at 225 Whitney Court.
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