Dunbar football star charged with robbery
HERALD-LEADER STAFF REPORT
Lexington police charged a Paul Laurence Dunbar High School star running back with first-degree robbery after he allegedly tried to steal cough medicine from the Kroger pharmacy on Alexandria Drive.
Jerrell Greene, who will be a senior in the fall, recently committed to play football for the University of Kentucky.
Greene, 18, tried to leave the store Tuesday with four packs of Coricidin, police said. The medication has hallucinogenic properties in high dosages.
In a fight between Greene and store employees, the store’s manager received cuts and scratches to his wrist, according to the citation. A loss prevention officer also received cuts and scrapes to her knees. Greene pleaded not guilty Wednesday.