ADA — An Ada man in jail for allegedly robbing a Tecumseh pharmacy for narcotics pleaded not guilty in a Pottowatomie County court.

David Ross Jackson, 35, Ada, was arrested by Tecumseh police officers in November and charged with first degree robbery and attempting to elude police officers.

According to police reports, Jackson entered the Tecumseh Clinic Pharmacy Nov. 22, 2005, and handed a note to an employee which said, "Place your 'Oxycontin' and 'Dilaudid' in the bag. I will shoot." The clerk handed Jackson the narcotics and he fled east on SH 9.

Reports indicate Jackson was spotted running a stop sign by a Tecumseh officer, who also witnessed him driving at a high rate of speed.

Following a brief pursuit, reports said Jackson stopped his vehicle, surrendered and was taken into custody.

Police did not locate a weapon at the time of Jackson's arrest. Officers reportedly located five bottles of oxycodone lying in the passenger side floorboard of Jackson's vehicle.

Jackson waived his right to a preliminary hearing and recently pleaded not guilty to either charge.

Court records indicate Jackson's bond was set at $50,000 in November but was reduced in a recent hearing to $30,000. Jackson remains incarcerated at the Pottowatomie County Public Safety Center awaiting trial.

Jackson is scheduled to reappear Feb. 21, at 9 a.m.

Records show prior to the robbery, Jackson was found guilty in Pontotoc County on felony charges of uttering a forged instrument and obtaining money, property or valuable thing using two or more bogus checks from $500 to $1,000.

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