MYRTLE BEACH — State officials released a dash camera video Thursday that shows a police chase and shooting, which occurred in September in Horry County and involved a trooper with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
Richard Lee Cochran IV, 20, and Shannon Marie Keiser, 33, both of Conway are jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and charged in connection with the incident.
Cochran is charged with three counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during violent crime, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, unlawful carrying of a pistol and failure to stop for a blue light, Horry County police Lt. Robert Kegler said at the time of his arrest. Keiser is charged with obstructing justice.
Cochran also faces charges of driving without a license and a seatbelt violation from the S.C. Highway Patrol in the incident.
Both remain at the jail, according to jail records.
Cochran’s bond has not been set, while Keiser is being held without bond on the obstruction charge and $6,100 bond on charges of forgery, obtaining goods under false pretenses, financial transaction card fraud and failure to appear in court.
The video shows highway patrol trooper attempt to stop sport utility vehicle about 6 p.m. Sept. 14, but the vehicle goes through a parking lot and speeds away on U.S. 501 near Cultra Road.
The chase continues for about 10 minutes along U.S. 501, Enoch Road, S.C. 319 and ends on S.C. 22 when the vehicle runs off the roadway. The video shows the driver turns and fires five gunshots at the trooper as the driver gets on S.C. 22.
The vehicle careens off the side of S.C. 22 and stops in a field where the driver runs into a nearby wooded area while he fires gunshots at police, the video showed. Officers set up a perimeter and searched the area for the driver, who police identified as Cochran.
Officers shot back at Cochran, but no one was hurt during the incident, authorities said.
Keiser was a passenger in the vehicle and tried to run away when it stopped, but she was taken into custody, Kegler said.
At the time of the incident, highway patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said a trooper tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, but the driver sped away and a person inside the vehicle fired a gun at officers during the incident.
Horry County officers joined the trooper to help in the vehicle chase and the chase went along S.C. 319 and then onto S.C. 22, Kegler said. The vehicle struck a guardrail on S.C. 22, but continued for a short time.
A SLED records check showed that Cochran was charged on May 14 by Myrtle Beach police with shoplifting less than $2,000 and he pleaded guilty on May 22 and was sentenced to 20 days in jail.
In January, Horry County police charged Cochran with two counts of petty larceny and one count of assault on a police officer while resisting arrest. In March, Cochran pleaded guilty to petty larceny and was sentenced to time served.
In March 2012, Cochran was convicted of third-degree assault and battery and ordered to serve 30 days in jail, according to records.
Records also show that in the last year, Keiser was charged on Oct. 8, with resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools, shoplifting under $2,000, contempt of court and failure to appear, according to records. On June 13, she was charged with forgery with a value more than $10,000, financial transaction card fraud and two counts of obtaining goods under false pretenses.
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