A man accused of shooting a woman in the legs when she refused to give him her purse pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several charges.
Antoine Jackson, 22, was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop on New Circle Road, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. He is charged with first-degree robbery, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana and failure to wear a seat belt.
Police said Jackson and another man robbed a woman outside the Discount Tobacco Zone store on North Broadway Nov. 3 after she cashed a check at the store. Police are still searching for an accomplice, Roberts said.
The woman was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. Police said the bullet went through one leg and into the other.
According to an arrest warrant filed in Fayette District Court, Jackson approached the woman as she was getting in her van and demanded her purse. The woman told Jackson to leave her alone, the document said.
"Jackson then pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot her," the document said.
Jackson was seen on surveillance video inside the store prior to the robbery. The victim also recognized Jackson, the document said.
Roberts said an assault charge was not likely to be added.
A first-degree robbery charge indicates "there was force or assault used" in the crime, she said.
Jackson was being held in the Fayette County jail on a $18,545 bond. He will return to court Nov. 17.