Conway man convicted for striking man with vehicle after bar fig - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Breaking

Conway man convicted for striking man with vehicle after bar fight, sentenced to 20 years

Joshua Maiden. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Joshua Maiden. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – A Conway man convicted for striking a man twice with his vehicle after a bar fight at The Boathouse in May of 2016 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the maximum provided by statute, according to a news release from the Solicitor’s Office.

Joshua Maiden, 33, was originally charged with attempted murder, but was convicted by an Horry County jury this week of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, the release states.

Maiden allegedly started a fight inside the bar area of the Boathouse with the victim.  A witness showed an officer video that plainly shows Maiden assaulting the victim with a beer bottle and his fists, until the fight is broken up by bar staff, and they were both escorted out.

The victim was on the phone with 911, trying to get Maiden’s license plate number, when he was struck twice by the vehicle driven by Maiden, the release states.

"This was a case that generated a groundswell of concern from residents in the Community and those who also visit Horry County from out of town. The fact that Joshua Maiden chose to use his vehicle to strike and run over someone without fear of any consequences is appalling. The defendant was and is a dangerous man, and I believe the sentence imposed on him here today by the Honorable Judge Hyman was absolutely correct. I also hope this conviction provides the last step to the victim's recovery," said Assistant Solicitor Seth Oskin, lead prosecutor for the case.

Maiden’s 20-year sentence will begin after his current five-year sentence for an unrelated assault and battery charge is completed, the release states. His prior criminal record includes two previous assault convictions where he used his vehicle to strike and run over his victims.

Related Story: 

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

    WATCH LIVE: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:23 AM EDT2017-08-21 15:23:28 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Our live online coverage of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse begins at 1 p.m. with a livestream of the eclipse from Georgetown and other parts of the country. Watch it live here.

    More >>

    Our live online coverage of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse begins at 1 p.m. with a livestream of the eclipse from Georgetown and other parts of the country. Watch it live here.

    More >>
  • Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Everything you need to know

    Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Everything you need to know

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:57 AM EDT2017-08-21 15:57:28 GMT
    (Source: WMBF News)(Source: WMBF News)

    Monday, August 21, 2017, is the big day – the Great American Eclipse, a total eclipse of the sun, will take place in our area this afternoon. Here's everything you need to know, including the latest on weather, traffic, eclipse glasses, where and when to watch, and more.

    More >>

    Monday, August 21, 2017, is the big day – the Great American Eclipse, a total eclipse of the sun, will take place in our area this afternoon. Here's everything you need to know, including the latest on weather, traffic, eclipse glasses, where and when to watch, and more.

    More >>
  • TRAFFIC: Congestion reported on Hwy. 17 as eclipse draws near

    TRAFFIC: Congestion reported on Hwy. 17 as eclipse draws near

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-08-21 15:56:39 GMT
    SCDOT Traffic map showing congestion on US 17 southbound in Murrells Inlet. (Source: SCDOT)SCDOT Traffic map showing congestion on US 17 southbound in Murrells Inlet. (Source: SCDOT)

    Traffic congestion is being reported on several spots along Highway 17 and Highway 17 Bypass from Surfside Beach to Georgetown as the total solar eclipse draws nearer. An alert from the South Carolina Department of Transportation states that US 17 southbound between the Garden City Connector and Indigo Club Drive is down to an average speed of just 7 miles per hour, for a length of about 9 miles. 

    More >>

    Traffic congestion is being reported on several spots along Highway 17 and Highway 17 Bypass from Surfside Beach to Georgetown as the total solar eclipse draws nearer. An alert from the South Carolina Department of Transportation states that US 17 southbound between the Garden City Connector and Indigo Club Drive is down to an average speed of just 7 miles per hour, for a length of about 9 miles. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly