Suspects Accused of Shooting DeKalb Officer Appear in Court

The two men accused of opening fire on police last week made their first court appearance Monday.

Rome Crowe and Isaiah McCray appeared before a DeKalb County judge via video conference.  The pair are accused of crashing their SUV and running from police who tried to pull them over Friday afternoon.  One officer was shot in the shoulder during an exchange of gunfire between Crow, McCray and police. 

Crowe is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, theft by receiving a firearm and possession of marijuana. 

McCray also faces charges of obstruction of a police officer, theft by receiving a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and marijuana possession. 

Magistrate Judge Phylliss R. Williams set McCray's bond at $50,000.  She did not have authority to set bond for Crowe. 

Both Crowe and McCray are scheduled for preliminary hearings on their charges on October 13.