The man accused of the 2014 carjacking at the Farr Road gas station pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Recorder's Court.
Arrested Monday at noon, Melvin J. Adams faced an armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle and pointing a pistol charges for allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint on Sept. 28 and taking her $8,000 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt worth and black $80 LG cellphone.
He was ordered to return back to the Muscogee County Jail immediately following the hearing.
An officer testified Tuesday that the victim, who was not injured, was pumping gas when he approached her.
Two days following the incident, police found the vehicle in Phenix City, Ala, officials said in a report.
Police told the court that latent prints found on the outside of the Chevrolet's rear passenger door and the fact the victim identified Adams in a lineup led them to believe that Adams was committed the crime.
Adams testified that he had only rode in the car, and didn't ask the driver if it was stolen.
"I don't know [anything] about this," he said during the afternoon hearing. "I got a ride from someone."