Myrtle Beach Homicide

Charleston Thug Life was started on 31 March, 2012. Since that day we have profiled various thugs. Some we found on social media and others were revealed in news articles. While surfing around the internet in search of new blog stars we stumbled across a story about a murder that occurred on 6 March, 2012 in Myrtle Beach. Jamell McFadden of Kingstree was shot and killed as a result of a disturbance at the 3rd Avenue Sports Bar. Michael Spivey, Armondo Chestnut were arrested as a result of the murder of McFadden and the shooting of another person.

We researched Jamell McFadden and found nothing other than traffic citations.

Armondo Chestnut has a prior arrest from 1994. He was charged with Pointing & Presenting a Firearm. He pled guilty in 1995 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

In 2003 Chestnut was charged with PWID Crack Cocaine. The charge was dismissed.

Michael Dewarren Spivey is the most interesting character involved in this homicide. His nickname is “Grimlin”. In 1989 he was charged with Grand Larceny. The charge was dismissed by the 15th Circuit Solicitor.

In October of 1989 he was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Pistol. The charge was dismissed by the 15th Circuit Solicitor.

In February of 1990 Spivey was charged with Murder. He was found guilty at trial in 1991 and sentenced to six years. That is a pretty sweet sentence for a murder charge.

In July of 1991, while awaiting trial on the murder charge, Spivey was charged with Possession of Cocaine. The 15th Circuit Solicitor dismissed the charge.

Spivey was arrested again in May of 1992 while awaiting trial on the murder charge. He was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree. The charge was dismissed by the 15th Circuit Solicitor who noted there was no indictment.

On 5 July, 1996 Spivey was out of prison for the previous murder charge and was charged with another count of Murder, Assault & Battery With Intent to Kill and Malicious Injury to Personal Property. In 1997 the 15th Circuit Solicitor allowed him to plead guilty to a lesser charge of Voluntary Manslaughter. The other two charges were dismissed. Spivey was sentenced to ten years for the manslaughter charge.

That brings the number of dead people for which Michael “Grimlin” Spivey is responsible for to two, for those of you keeping count.

Spivey served his time in a federal correctional facility for reasons we haven’t been able to determine. He was released from the FCI in Atlanta in 2008.

Four months after his release from federal prison Spivey was charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights. The 15th Circuit Solicitor dismissed the charge a month later.

Spivey was originally charged in March of 2012 with 2nd Degree Assault & Battery by Mob (Serious Bodily Injury). We don’t know if the charge has been upgraded.

So, Spivey’s body count is up to three, that we know of anyway. We wonder if his magical connection with the 15th Circuit Solicitor will result in the dismissal of these most recent charges. If the past is any indication there seems to be a decent chance he will walk away a free man, or at least receive another ridiculously short sentence. Apparently life in Horry County isn’t worth much if it is taken by Michael Dewarren “Grimlin” Spivey.

Author: Chief

Owner and Author of Charleston Thug Life. Chief started this website back in March of 2012 to shine the light on the Criminals of Charleston.

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  • Loudrich

    You notice no one protests (like his mom) or gets on the news…so the 3 he offed must be just like him, no great loss to society and he probably saved the taxpayers millions in incarceration costs.