Clark County

Girlfriend charged in Winchester man's death

A second person has been charged in last week's shooting death of a Winchester man, police said.

Sheena Tipton, 26, of Clay City was charged Friday with complicity to murder and complicity to first-degree burglary, Winchester police Capt. James Hall said.

He said Tipton was the girlfriend of the victim, Andrew David Ingram, 33. Ingram's body was found Wednesday under the back porch of a home at 225 Whitney Court, between Lexington Road and Interstate 64 in Winchester.

Tipton also was the former girlfriend of Percy Hargrove III, 26, who is charged with murder, first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence in Ingram's death, Hall said.

Evidence found during a search of Ingram's vehicle linked Tipton to the case, Hall said. Tipton was interviewed Thursday by police, and they called her back for a second interview Friday, during which she made "some admissions on her part in the crime," Hall said.

Hall said he could not give specifics about Tipton's role in Ingram's death.

Tipton was being held in the Clark County Detention Center. No arraignment date had been set for her by Saturday afternoon, but her bond was set at $1 million.

Ingram's body was found a short distance from his home at 210 Whitney Court. Police were called to that address about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday in response to a burglary with shots fired.

When officers arrived, there was no sign of an intruder or Ingram, but there were signs a struggle had occurred, Hall said last week.

Hargrove and Ingram apparently ran from the home, and a shot from a .45-caliber handgun was fired during the pursuit, police said. Ingram died of a single gunshot wound to the back.

Ingram's roommate, whom police didn't name, identified Hargrove as the man who broke into the house with a gun.

Hargrove was later found in the Forest Park area, five or six blocks from Whitney Court. Ingram's body was discovered as police were interviewing Hargrove.

Hargrove, who also remains in jail in lieu of a $1 million bond, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Clark District Court.

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