Suspect in cell phone store shooting arraigned

Published: Oct. 3, 2016 at 9:30 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - After being indicted by a grand jury, the  man charged in a shooting at a Highlands business and leading police on high-speed chase appeared in court.

Anthony Whiteside, 31, is charged with first-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and numerous traffic violations.

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On the morning of September 16, Louisville Metro police say Whiteside was inside the Sprint store in the 1400 block of Bardstown Road. Detectives said he asking random questions before pulling out a gun and shooting a man.

Whiteside then led police on a chase that ended at 18th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard where his car was involved in a traffic accident. Whiteside was taken into custody a block away after a brief foot chase.

During the circuit court arraignment, Judge Mitch Perry entered a not guilty plea on Whiteside's behalf and appointed  a public defender to represent him. Whiteside, who remains in custody at Louisville Metro Corrections on a $200,000 cash bond, is due back in court November 4 for a pre-trial conference.

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