ADA — Jesse James Ramsey, 21, Holdenville, was scheduled to appear in court Monday in Pontotoc County on a charge of shooting with intent to kill. However, Ramsey entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney, Arlan Bullard.

Judge Thomas Landrith set Ramsey’s trial date for Aug. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Ramsey’s bond, initially set at $50,000, was reduced to $25,000 the week after his arrest, with conditions that he obey all laws, not possess or be around a firearm and not come back to Pontotoc County, unless for a court appearance.

Ramsey admitted he shot at Wayne Rogers II, 25, Ada, with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun in the parking lot of the C-4 Bar and Dance Club, Ada, Dec. 9, 2005. Rogers and James Samuel Jones, 22, Holdenville, a passenger in the Ramsey car, were involved in an altercation when Rogers saw Ramsey point a gun at him according to police records. Rogers stepped away from the car before Ramsey fired one shot at him, missing. Three yo four gun shots were fired from the car as it left the parking lot. “There was no other way out, because people were standing all around my car,” Ramsey said.

The three were taken into custody by a Seminole County deputy who followed the vehicle to a house in Holdenville, spotted within minutes of the broadcast by law enforcement, describing the gold 2002 Pontiac Firebird headed north on State Highway 99. All three were taken to Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.

Jones and another passenger, Kevin Lashawn Tyner II, 22, Holdenville, both told officers that they didn’t know what happened to the gun after the shots were fired.