Lexington shooting suspect faces felony assault charges

A Lexington man pleaded not guilty Monday to assault charges in connection with a shooting last month.

Marcellis Devon Means, 19, appeared in Fayette District Court via video from the Fayette jail, where he's being held. He is due back in court Dec. 9 after telling Judge T. Bruce Bell that he "should be able" to hire an attorney.

Bell kept Means' bond at $12,500.

Means is charged with one count each of first-degree and second-degree assault, both felonies. Police allege that he fired shots at Michael Morton and Darren Cross while they were sitting in a vehicle near Charles Avenue and Oak Street about 9:20 p.m. Nov. 1.

Cross was seriously wounded in the left arm, according to court files. Morton later identified Means as the shooter, the citation says.

Police arrested Means on Friday.