WFPL host, podcaster pleads not guilty on car theft charges
A 'Black Lives Matter' activist and co-host of a local podcast on WFPL, faced a judge today on charges that he was caught driving a stolen car.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 'Black Lives Matter' activist and co-host of a local podcast on WFPL pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday on a charge or receiving stolen property for driving a stolen car.
More than a dozen people showed up to support Jaison Gardner, but none of those supporters wanted to speak to the media.
The local podcaster and "Black Lives Matter" advocate was arrested Monday, and charged with receiving stolen property, which is a felony.
Attorney Annie O'Connell, who represents Gardner, told WDRB the charge was "essentially a contract dispute" over a rental car. "He looks forward to sorting it out."
Gardner was ordered released without bail on the local charge but is being held at Metro Corrections on a $2,500 cash bond for for an outstanding warrant stemming from a forgery and theft case in Indianapolis.
According to a statement released by LMPD, a detective spotted Gardner downtown, parking the stolen car.
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