Crime

Lexington man pleads not guilty in fatal shooting

A Lexington man pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge that he fatally shot a man who was found last month on the porch of a Lexington home.

Clark Douglass Young, 24, was arraigned in Fayette District Court on a murder charge in the Oct. 11 slaying of Vincent Miles.

Miles, 32, was found dead on the front porch of a vacant Victorian-style home on Elm Tree Lane.

Police arrested Young a week later on an unrelated charge of being a felon in possession of a handgun. While he was being held at the Fayette County Detention Center, he was charged in Miles' slaying and with two counts of first-degree assault for allegedly shooting and injuring two people Oct. 10, the day before Miles was killed. Those people were shot on Whitney Lane, off Georgetown Street.

Young has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Young was identified by the victims of the Whitney Avenue shooting, police said. Investigators have not said how they linked Young to Miles' slaying.

Documents filed in district court offer few details about the investigation, saying only that Young "fired a handgun at victim, resulting in the intentional death of victim."

Young is being held without bond, according to court records. He is scheduled to return to court Friday for a preliminary hearing.

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