FAIRFIELD — A former Fairfield fugitive shot by federal marshals in a Walmart parking lot while being apprehended on the afternoon of April 3 pleaded not guilty Monday to assaulting a peace officer with a firearm and being an ex-con in possession of a gun and ammunition.
Markell Davis, 27, was arrested at the North Texas Street store where marshals were staked out waiting for him, believing he was in the area. Davis had been on the lam with an outstanding warrant for his suspected role in a Feb. 17 shooting on Clay Bank Road in which Davis was shot and a cousin and an innocent bystander were wounded.
Davis was ordered to return to court for an Aug. 25 probable cause hearing for the Clay Bank Road shooting. After that hearing, a date will be set for a jury trial for the Walmart case.
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