A Lexington man pleaded not guilty Friday to numerous charges, including those related to an incident in which a police officer was dragged.
Jamaal Khary Robinson was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, operating on a suspended license, third-degree assault and first-degree fleeing or evading police in an incident in December that began when officers told him to "show his hands" and get out of his car, according to documents filed in district court.
He refused to get of a blue Chevrolet Camaro and instead put it in reverse, nearly hitting an officer. The officer tried to reach into the car and pull out the keys, but Robinson put the car in drive and dragged the officer for 10 feet, the documents said.
Additionally, Robinson was charged with disregarding a traffic light, first-degree fleeing or evading police after a police officer tried to pull him over in 2013 near his home in the 300 block of West Fifth Street.
During the car chase Robinson, 29, sped through two red lights in a white Chevrolet Malibu, getting away from the officer and causing other drivers to "slam on their brakes to avoid colliding" with him, the documents said. After running the license plate, police discovered that the car was a rental from Enterprise Car Rental. The car had been reported stolen by Robinson's cousin Octavia Robinson.
While questioning Octavia Robinson, police told her that the car had been seen with multiple drivers and involved in drug deals; she then confessed that Robinson told her to report the car stolen. The cousins had been sharing the car for two weeks, court documents said.
On Thursday, Lt. Clay Combs said law enforcement officers served a warrant for Robinson at a building in the 1000 block of Limestone and found him hiding inside a closet with a woman.
According to court documents, Robinson is also charged with failing to pay child support. He entered a plea of not guilty Friday afternoon in district court. He was being held in the Fayette County jail on $23,400 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 4.