Clark man pleads guilty to assault, bribery

Published 9:31 am Friday, October 12, 2018

A Winchester man pleaded guilty to assaulting a man, as well as threatening and bribing him not to testify in court.

Christopher Gipson, 26, of 220 First St., agreed to serve a five-year sentence Thursday in Clark Circuit  Court.

According to the terms of the plea agreement, Gipson would serve five years for second-degree assault and two years each for intimidating a participant in the legal process and bribing a witness. A second count of intimidating a participant and a persistent felony offender charge were dismissed.

In court Thursday, Gipson admitted to assaulting John Huguely on June 21, 2017, on Tyler Banks Court. Police said Huguely received facial fractures in the assault.

Gipson said he saw Huguely in July 2017 and offered him money not to testify and also threatened further harm if he did.

Huguely reported to incident to the police.

A second person, Krystal Parker, 32, was also indicted for intimidating a participant in the legal process and bribing a witness. Her case was continued until Nov. 1.

Gipson is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 15. He remains in the Clark County Detention Center.

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