Wilbur W. Schoo, charged with first-degree assault in the shooting of Ben Jennings last week, entered a not guilty plea in District Judge Scott Lawless’ courtroom on Monday during his arraignment.

The 76 -year-old Schoo’s bond was set to remain at $50,000 cash or property. Upon posting bond he would be under house arrest with ankle monitoring that would allow no movement from his home except for medical treatment. He would also be required to have no contact with the victim and stay at least 500 feet away from the victim.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, they along with Somerset Fire/EMS responded to a call made from Nancy Supply Company on West Ky. 80 around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The manager of the store, Adam Davis, said 52-year-old Ben Jennings had pulled into his parking lot yelling for help.

Jennings had been shot in the head, but drove approximately four miles from the location of the shooting to Davis’ store. He said he was leaving his home on Cabin View Drive to head into town when he noticed another motorist parked on a small lane near his house. He pulled up beside the car to see if he could help the man, tabbed as being Schoo. Jennings said the man said his car had stalled, but declined help.

As Jennings pulled away from the man’s vehicle, the man allegedly shot Jennings.

Jennings was treated at both Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the University of Kentucky Medical Center before being released.

The day after the shooting, the Sheriff’s Department developed information pointing toward Schoo, who confessed to his involvement in the incident after being located.

As of Tuesday evening, Schoo was still lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

A preliminary hearing will be held this Thursday.

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