Bond Denied on Charges of Shooting at 4 Deputies  

Bond has been denied on eight of eleven charges a woman is facing following the reported shooting last Thursday west of Gray Court. Laurens County Deputies made a traffic stop in the Highway 101 and Hellams Road area late that morning. The driver reportedly fled on foot into a nearby wooded area, while firing shots over her shoulder at deputies in foot pursuit.

38-year-old Melissa Ann Miller of Welcome Drive, Fountain Inn has been charged with four counts of Assault/Attempted Murder plus Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime and Failure to Stop for Blue Lights. Warrants allege she discharged a Glock .45-caliber handgun three times at four deputies who were attempting to arrest her Thursday. No one was struck in the gunfire. Bond was denied on those warrants and on charges of Driving under Suspension, 3rd or Subsequent Offense and Habitual Offender for Driving under Suspension. Miller is also accused of driving an Uninsured Vehicle, Using an Incorrect License Plate on the Vehicle and with Violation of Probation. Bond on the Probation Violation warrant was set at $75,000. Melissa Ann Miller remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.

Arrested at the scene of the traffic stop last Thursday was 43-year-old Tommy Michael McClain of J. R. Ashley Road, Iva. He was released Sunday afternoon on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond on a charge of Possessing Alprazolam without authority to do so.