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3 expected to take plea deals for 2018 shooting

The three people charged in a 2018 downtown shooting between two vehicles are expected plead guilty next month.

Alexssandra Chenault, 28, Grmyko Chenault, 27, and Armonty English, 21, are all facing charges from their alleged roles in the Jan. 31, 2018, incident near the Tyler Banks apartment complex.

Thursday in Clark Circuit Court, attorneys for all three told Judge William Engle they had accepted plea offers from prosecutors and the December trial date would not be needed.

While some were ready to plead guilty as soon as possible, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Charles Johnson said the offers were a package agreement and they needed to be taken together.

Engle scheduled all three to return Dec. 10 to enter their respective guilty pleas.

According to Winchester Police, the incident happened around 4 p.m. following a verbal argument between groups of people in two different vehicles in the Tyler Banks parking lot.

The Chenaults were in one vehicle, while English and the victim, Temetrius Stewart, were in a second. Police said Grmyko Chenault opened fire on the other vehicle, wounding Stewart in the process. Several other vehicles were damaged by gunfire. Officers recovered 26 ammunition casings from the scene.

Stewart, who received a head injury in the incident, drove away before getting in an accident on Lexington Avenue. Witnesses said English took a gun from the vehicle to hide it, but police recovered the weapon near the accident scene.

Stewart was transported to the hospital, though police said his injury was not considered to be life threatening.

Grmyko Chenault is charged with first-degree assault and three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, while Alexssandra Chenault is charged with complicity to first-degree assault and violation of conditions of release.

English is charged with tampering with physical evidence and receiving stolen property.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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