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Joseph Conrad Fox
Courtesy of Alexander County P2C website

Suspect Arrested Locally In Connection To SC Shooting Appears In Court, Waives Extradition

A Taylorsville man charged last week on a fugitive warrant from South Carolina made his initial court appearance on Monday (October 30) in Alexander County District Court. 20-year-old Joseph Conrad Fox was taken into custody last Friday (October 27) by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office after that agency received information from authorities in Horry County, South Carolina.

As WHKY previously reported, Fox is considered a suspect in an incident that took place on October 21 in Loris, South Carolina. Authorities say he shot three people at a motocross event. The shooting victims all survived their injuries. After being arrested Friday, Fox was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center on the fugitive warrant and was also charged locally with felony probation violation.

Fox is on probation as a result of a conviction in Alexander County in August of 2022 for felony conspiracy to discharge a firearm into an occupied vehicle. He received probation and a 30 month suspended sentence. Fox has previous pending charges in Alexander County for possession of a firearm by a felon, conspiracy to discharge a weapon into an occupied vehicle, and felony conspiracy to sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance.

Fox waived extradition on Monday and was expected to be transferred to South Carolina custody in the coming days. As of earlier today (October 31), Fox was being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under $6,050,000 secured bond.

[WACB’s Rick Gilbert contributed to this story]