Alford Plea Entered in Case of Wheeling Assault on Two Women - WTRF 7 News Sports Weather - Wheeling Steubenville

Man Accused of Beating Two Women in Wheeling Pleads to Lesser Charge

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A Wheeling man who allegedly beat his girlfriend and another woman has entered an Alford plea to unlawful assault.

Shawn Brookins entered an Alfred plea to unlawful assault, a lesser charge than the original charge he was facing of malicious assault. A charge of domestic violence was dropped.

Brookins will be sentenced within the next two weeks, and faces one to five years behind bars and a $500 fine.

One of the alleged victims testified in court that Brookins hit her across the face with a pool stick after she tried to break up a fight between him and his girlfriend.