CLEVELAND - The two suspects from the Jan. 21 shooting involving two Cleveland police officers were arraigned Saturday morning.
Ellis J. Tiller, 37, and Dwayne B. Sheron, 33, were charged with aggravated burglary on Friday. Tiller was also charged with felonious assault on a police officer.
Tiller is being held on $1,000,000 bond, while Sheron is being held on $100,000 bond.
Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor asked that bond be set at $1 million for Tiller. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr agreed. "For Mr. Tiller at the very least this is an attempted murder. We do have the aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, felonious assault,” Assistant Prosecutor Obed said.
"These high bonds are necessary to protect the community. This was a heinous act. Luckily, that police officer is alive," Obed said.
On Wednesday, a homeowner noticed someone had broken into his house and was shot at while the suspect fled the house and got into a truck. A few hours later, police spotted the truck.
When police pulled over the suspects, Tiller refused to get out of the truck, shooting near one officers head. The officer suffered hearing loss, eye damage and burns to his face.
The officers struggled with Tiller to drop the weapon and was arrested along with Sheron when other officers arrived. The second officer also suffered cuts to his hand.
Both officers were treated and released from the hospital after the incident.
The case against Sheron and Tiller now goes before the Grand Jury for review. There is a possibility that they both could face additional charges.