SC man arrested, accused of shooting at 4 officers

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A Spartanburg man has been arrested and accused of shooting at four South Carolina sheriff's deputies, including two in a helicopter.

Multiple media outlets reported that 20-year-old Travis Tyrone Jones surrendered shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday.

No one was hurt.

Spartanburg sheriff's spokesman Tony Ivey says Jones had run from a stolen car during a traffic stop about 15 minutes earlier.

Ivey says Jones fired at a deputy during a chase and then fired at officers and a police helicopter when he was cornered at a vacant lot.

Jones is charged with four counts of assault with intent to kill and with pointing a gun, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, receiving stolen goods and failure to stop for police.

It was unclear if Jones has an attorney.

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disssman
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disssman 11/25/09 - 09:06 am
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Why sure he has an attorney.

Why sure he has an attorney. And we pay for it so the "it" can prove that Tyrone was being abused by someone and thats why he wound up as a mismatch with society. Keep electing lawyers to political positions.

JerryAtrick
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JerryAtrick 11/25/09 - 09:54 am
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Those deputies need to come

Those deputies need to come practice on the RCSO simulator!

jaymay12
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jaymay12 11/25/09 - 10:11 am
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lol good one JerryAtrick

lol good one JerryAtrick

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