Murder suspect out on bond charged with 10 new counts of attempted murder, 2 others charged

Grand Strand Crime

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – A Surfside Beach man, who was released on bond in 2018 for murder charges, now has been charged with ten counts of attempted murder in the Conway area in connection with several drive-by shootings in April.

Joshua Spain, 27, faces ten counts of attempted murder after police say in April he was involved in three drive-by shootings on Palmetto Street, Kitty Lane, and Hwy 548. That’s in addition to his murder charge in the shooting death of  22-year-old Jahi Mishoe, of Conway, in 2017.

Spain was released on a $170,000 bond in 2018 for the previous murder charge. The victim’s father expressed his concern at the time about Spain being released on bond. 

Another man, James Legette, 23, of Marion, also faces two counts of attempted murder following the April shooting at house on Palmetto Street, along with one count of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with a drive-by on Family Lane.

Police said when they arrived that night, they found casings on the road and that the house had been shot while two people were inside.

Spain also faces charges of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a pistol. Records show he had been arrested before on assault, hit-and-run, weapons, and drug charges.

In addition to Spain and Legette, Jamela McQueen, 32, of Aynor, is facing two counts of accessory after the fact in connection with the drive-bys on Kitty Lane and Family Lane.

All three suspects remain in custody at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

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