Shooting suspect released on bond

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

A Supply man has been released on a $150,000 bond after turning himself in to the sheriff’s office for allegedly shooting a man in Supply.

Joseph Washington IV, 24, of 670 Smith Road, was charged Aug. 24 with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.

Washington turned himself in to the Brunswick County Detention Center around noon Aug. 25 and was released on $150,000 secured bond at 7 p.m. the same day.

According to the incident report, sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting around 1:30 a.m. Aug. 24 on Smith Road in Supply. When deputies arrived, 31-year-old Jameel Marion Metts, also of Supply, was laying in a Smith Road driveway with multiple gunshot wounds to his lower extremities.

According to the report, Washington and Metts had an altercation before Washington allegedly shot Metts. Washington fled the scene and Metts was taken to Brunswick Community Hospital, before being airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

At press time Tuesday, Metts was listed in “good condition” at New Hanover.