• Rogers
  • Shuqart

Chase leads to felony arrests

Two South Carolina residents are facing felony charges after a deputy attempted to pull them over on May 9 for speeding on Interstate 95 and the driver sped away and fired a gun at the deputy.

Tyler Lee Rogers, 23, of Rock Hill, S.C., was charged with aggravated assault, fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense, criminal attempt to commit a felony, trafficking meth and affixing a tag with the intent to conceal the identity of a vehicle.

Angel Ann Shuqart, 20, of Catawba, S.C., was charged with criminal attempt to commit a felony and trafficking meth.

At 10:47 a.m. May 9, Camden deputy Michael Blaquiere tried to stop the car Rogers was driving near Harrietts Bluff on Interstate 95. Rogers accelerated to more than 100 mph, then allegedly began waving a handgun out of the window and fired at Blaquiere. Near mile marker 4, Rogers threw two handguns out of the window.

Rogers left the interstate at Exit 3, took May Creek Road south, then turned east on Scrubby Bluff to St. Marys Road where he threw a plastic bag and a container out of the car. Law enforcement officers used spike strips and a pursuit-intervention technique to stop the car on St. Marys Road.

Deputies recovered the two handguns and the other items Rogers had thrown out, which contained a substance believed to be methamphetamine.

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