Man pleads not guilty in death outside Landing

Published On: Oct 09 2012 01:14:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2012 05:33:15 PM EDT

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Greg Johnson


A man charged with felony murder after the hit-and-run death of a man outside the Jacksonville Landing in August pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday.

Greg Johnson, 26, is charged in the death of Taylor Evans, though he was not driving the vehicle that hit Evans.

Evans, 22, was standing in the parking lot across the street from the Landing when he was hit.   The driver has not been charged or even identified by police.

Johnson was charged because police say he was assaulting the driver through an open car window. Police said the driver was trying to get away when he ran over Evans.

Police say the fight was the continuation of an altercation that began as people were leaving Maverick's Rock N' Honky Tonk at the Jacksonville Landing about 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 14.


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