The Lexington man accused in a double shooting on Whitney Avenue last weekend pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and first-degree assault.
Police were called to Whitney Avenue at Michigan Street about 6 p.m. Sunday, where they found Montez Lamont Graves, 31, and Frederick Thomas Spillman, 32, inside a car with gunshot wounds. Graves later died.
Jermaine M. Anderson, 21, was arrested Sunday after he was seen running from the shooting, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.
Anderson was initially charged with tampering with evidence, fleeing and trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), according to court documents. He was charged Wednesday with murder and assault.
In the arraignment for the new charges, Anderson said that his father and brother were trying to get him a private attorney. No one was in court to confirm Anderson's statement, so Fayette District Judge Kim Wilkie appointed a public defender.
Anderson's next hearing, to address all charges, is set for 8:30 a.m. June 18.
No bond was set for Anderson because of the murder charge.