2010-09-29 / Front Page

Four counts of attempted murder

Police say man shot at them through door
By TIM GULLA Ledger Staff Writer tim@gaffneyledger.com

TIMOTHY BROWN TIMOTHY BROWN A 51-year-old local man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired a single shot through the door of his home as deputies from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call there Sept. 24.

According to an incident report, deputies responded to 132 George Way at about 8:45 p.m. Sept. 24 after being dispatched regarding a fight call.

When Sgt. Robbie Haggard of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office knocked on the door of the home, Timothy Brown allegedly fired a shot through the door.

Three other officers, including Deputy Nathan Walker, Reserve Deputy Adam Cooper and Deputy Chris Blake were in the yard outside the door when the shot was fired, according to an incident report.

No one was struck.

Chief Deputy Joel Hill couldn’t offer specifics about what happened after the shot was fired but could say Brown “was apprehended without any harm coming to anybody.”

Brown is charged with four counts of attempted murder.

Cherokee County Detention records show his bond was set at $20,000 on each charge, or $80,000 total.

Brown remained jailed as of Tuesday afternoon.

Hill said the shot was fired from a 9 mm handgun.

“We’re just glad none of them (the officers) were struck by the bullet,” Hill said.

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