Bond denied for men who allegedly shot at deputies during chase

Bronson Shelley and Maurio Doetrel Rivers
Bronson Shelley and Maurio Doetrel Rivers
Sheriff's office cruiser that was shot twice by the suspects.
Sheriff's office cruiser that was shot twice by the suspects.

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Bond was denied for two men who were charged with attempted murder after the two allegedly shot at deputies hitting one cruiser twice during a high speed chase on I-95 in Dorchester County.

Deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office arrested 34-year-old Maurio Doetrel Rivers, of Charleston, and 30-year-old Bronson Shelley. They are charged with blue light violation, possession of a stolen vehicle and attempted murder.

Shelley is also wanted by the Las Vegas Police Department for pandering a child, child endangerment and living from the earnings of a prostitute.

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office says the incident started when deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black Acura last Tuesday night. A sheriff's office report states that the car did not stop and a pursuit ensued, ending in Colleton County.

Deputies say the suspects' car reached speeds of 100 mph during the chase. At one point, the passenger of the car opened the sunroof of the Acura and began to fire shots at the deputies' cruisers, authorities say.

According to investigators, one of the sheriff's office cruisers was able to force the suspect's car off the roadway.

Both suspects were eventually caught by K-9 units.

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