Crime

Teen pleads not guilty in Harrodsburg Road incident that resulted in woman's leg being severed

Nicholas Kiser
Nicholas Kiser

A Lexington teenager pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an incident that resulted in a woman's leg being severed.

An attorney for Nicholas Kiser, 18, entered the plea Wednesday in Fayette District Court. Kiser is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after admitting to "pointing a firearm at the occupant of a vehicle," according to court documents.

Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said people inside two vehicles who knew each other had an altercation about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harrodsburg and Lane Allen roads. Someone in a white Kia pointed a gun at the people in the second vehicle. A woman in the second vehicle got out to confront the people in the Kia, and the Kia backed into the woman, police said.

Kiser's attorney told District Judge Julie Goodman that his client wasn't driving the Kia and asked for a reduced bail amount. Goodman amended Kiser's bond from $5,000 to $2,000 and ordered him to live with his parents without guns in the house; wear an ankle monitor; agree to random drug testing; and have no contact with the victims.

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