Motorcyclist accused of firing at officers in chase through North Charleston
Police finally caught up with two motorcyclists accused of leading them on a chase at more than 100 mph last month.
At some point during the April 27 pursuit on Interstate 26, one of the men pulled out a gun and fired at the officers, authorities said.
Two Summerville men were arrested Saturday.
Tellis Geddis, 30, of Challendon Drive is charged with two counts of attempted murder, failure to stop for blue lights and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, police said.
Johnathon Jenkins, 24, of Timberlane Drive is charged with failure to stop for blue lights, police said.
North Charleston police officers watched two motorcyclists disregard a traffic light as they pulled off I-26 into a gas station at Ashley Phosphate Road, an incident report states.
The motorcycles did not have proper tags and were ridden by men wearing racer jackets, police said.
Officers pursued the motorcyclists as they left the gas station and headed westbound on I-26, the report states.
The motorcyclists taunted officers, waving at them as they raced down the highway at more than 100 mph, police said.
Investigators determined that Geddis fired a gun toward the officers, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
Officers abandoned the pursuit when the motorcyclists split up on U.S. Highway 78, an incident report states.
Officers on Saturday found Jenkins in the front passenger seat of a sport-utility vehicle outside his Timberlane Drive apartment, according to the report.
Geddis later turned himself in to officers, but he denied any involvement with the incident, police said.
Geddis is being held at the Charleston County jail in lieu of $130,000 bail, jail records show.
Jenkins was released from the jail on $10,000 bail.