Washington man convicted in 2020 armed robbery and assault

Published 1:50 pm Thursday, November 16, 2023

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A Beaufort County jury convicted a Washington man on Thursday, Nov. 16 of attempted armed robbery and other charges after he fled in the middle of trial and failed to return to the courthouse. Joshua Glaspie, 20, was convicted of Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling.

According to District Attorney Seth Edwards, evidence in the trial showed that on June 6, 2020, Glaspie, then 17, and another 14 male year-old male approached the male victim with intent to rob him. When the victim attempted to escape, Glaspie shot at the victim four times, wounding him. Glaspie’s shots also struck the home of the shooting victim that was occupied by the victim’s mother and young children. Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office also uncovered an Instagram post from the defendant the day of the shooting which consisted of a video of the defendant waiving a handgun and stating, “I got a body.”

Edwards indicated that Glaspie will be sentenced once he is apprehended and placed in jail awaiting the next court session.