Suspects Charged with "Breach of Peace"

Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office
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By 106.3 WORD

Two men accused of firing on Spartanburg County Sheriff's Deputies parked at an Inman store last weekend are now out of jail, their charges reduced to "breach of the peace. "   

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says the Solicitor informed him there was not enough evidence to try Tarus Mallory and Akymzee Holbert for Attempted Murder.   

At least ten shots were fired from a nearby I-26 interchange, but both men had insisted since their weekend arrest that they had been shooting in the air and had no intention of harming anybody. 

The Sheriff says a number of people in the community are demanding an apology for his comment that the deputies would've had the right to shoot both of them thinking they were being targeted in the kind of ambush attacks on law enforcement reported elsewhere in the country.   

Wright told reporters, "we did have the legal right to return fire..." and adding that no apology is necessary. 

Sheriff Chuck Wright was on The Tara Show Friday morning to discuss the Solicitor's decision and the Sheriff's comments.

Hear the entire interview below: 







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