2nd suspect arrested following fatal break-in at judge's home

Suspect fled, companion killed Friday, police say

Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 1:24 PM
Last updated 1:42 PM
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The second suspect in Friday’s break-in of Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet’s home has turned himself into police, Richmond County Sherriff Ronnie Strength said today.

William Omar Jacobs, 22  Richmond County jail photo
Richmond County jail photo
William Omar Jacobs, 22

Strength said William Omar Jacobs, 22, has been charged with one count of burglary. Authorities have also recovered the laptop computer stolen from Overstreet’s home, Strength said.

“We were picking up his associates, identifying who he ran with, picking up his girlfriend and of course, through the leads we had developed, hitting all the places,” Strength said.

“There was just too much pressure on him out there.”

Jacobs fled Overstreet’s home early Friday morning after the judge shot and killed John E. Howard Jr., 20, during the burglary.

Overstreet said he awoke to voices in his home, grabbed his gun and saw Howard coming down his staircase with a bandana on his face and socks on his hands, Strength said in a press conference Friday.

Overstreet shot Howard once in the chest, and he was pronounced dead at Medical College of Georgia.

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travisp73
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travisp73 08/21/10 - 12:36 pm
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Give the Judge another bullet

Give the Judge another bullet and let him give his sentence to this second clown.

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 08/21/10 - 12:42 pm
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Word on the street is that

Word on the street is that this guys vehicle (ergo probably him as well) was involved in another break-in in Summerville back in April. Sounds like these two have been operating for a while. Divine justice finally caught up with one of them at least.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/21/10 - 12:53 pm
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Willie doesn't appear to be

Willie doesn't appear to be too happy, does he? Does this mean that his friends will come on here and talk about what a good boy he is and how he "made a mistake"?

Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 08/21/10 - 12:54 pm
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Oh yeah, the Salt and Pepper

Oh yeah, the Salt and Pepper gang.

momster59
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momster59 08/21/10 - 12:57 pm
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Boogaloo - LOL

Boogaloo - LOL

Reader2010
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Reader2010 08/21/10 - 01:03 pm
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They enter in at their own

They enter in at their own risk!! So justice has been served!!!!

NotReallyGA
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NotReallyGA 08/21/10 - 01:11 pm
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I bet he's saying, Lord thank

I bet he's saying, Lord thank you for letting me live.

esmc68
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esmc68 08/21/10 - 01:13 pm
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Boogaloo, its just the pepper

Boogaloo, its just the pepper gang now, salt is out of the game.

yaqov777
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yaqov777 08/21/10 - 01:35 pm
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Judge, Jury and

Judge, Jury and Executioner....sweet

bree026
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bree026 08/21/10 - 01:38 pm
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Good Job Judge.....

Good Job Judge.....

c.james
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c.james 08/21/10 - 01:43 pm
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RIP John E Howard, you broke

RIP John E Howard, you broke into the wrong home this time. here's your Epitaph:(your buddy William was lucky he wasn't standing behind you!)

Here lies the body of John E. Howard
A burglar of sorts but not a coward
When confronted by the krackshot judge
He made a move and dared to budge
It wasn’t the bandana that laid him low
But the bullet he took that made him go

kareyclark
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kareyclark 08/21/10 - 01:45 pm
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Not taking anything away from

Not taking anything away from the Fine job the RCSO and Sheriff Strength performed, or from Judge Overstreet, but there is one question to be answered. Would the average homeowner who was just broke into and robbed receive the same treatment, i.e., “We were picking up his associates, identifying who he ran with, picking up his girlfriend and of course, through the leads we had developed, hitting all the places,” Strength said. Seems that all of RCSO manpower was devoted to this one case because the victim was a judge, or have I missed something?

Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 08/21/10 - 01:58 pm
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kareyclark, You are kind of

kareyclark, You are kind of missing a lot. A Judge is in such a high position of authority that I would think law enforcement personnel would be greatly amiss if they didn't do the utmost to go the extra mile for them. I remember some comments like yours when Bernard Dunstan's wife was murdered and the RCSD responded with all they could muster to try and apprehend the criminal only to be criticized by a select few who claimed Mr Dunstan was getting special treatment because his father is a lawyer.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 08/21/10 - 01:58 pm
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kareyclark...good point.

kareyclark...good point.

OhWell
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OhWell 08/21/10 - 02:05 pm
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Yeah you missed something

Yeah you missed something kareyclark. Most cases do not get as much media attention so how do not know that our Fine Sheriff and his deputies are not doing just as much even more on other cases. Face it this case has gotten a lot of publicity because of Judge Overstreet but I am sure most cases have a lot of leg work we the public are not aware of.

montega12
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montega12 08/21/10 - 02:08 pm
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people people i dont care who

people people i dont care who he was judge or not the police would have rounded up the same people its routine police work....i mean seriously just look at what columbia county did to find a fake facebook page talk about overkill

crackerjack
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crackerjack 08/21/10 - 03:24 pm
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I sure hope this will help

I sure hope this will help this liberal Judge see that giving multiple chances are a waste of time in many cases. Howard might still be alive today,if a JUDGE would have sentenced him properly on his previous offenses.

Good job, and good shot Judge Overstreet.
Another Thug wannabee off the streets and taking a dirt nap.

chadwick323i
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chadwick323i 08/21/10 - 02:13 pm
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come on omar! why didn't you

come on omar! why didn't you stay in the house and take that second bullet that was meant for you!

Sweet son
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Sweet son 08/21/10 - 02:32 pm
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Where is justus4

Where is justus4 today???!!!!! Maybe he doesn't have a card to play today!!

sledgehammer
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sledgehammer 08/21/10 - 02:44 pm
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Wonder what ol Omar's prior

Wonder what ol Omar's prior rap sheet looks like! Bet ol Omar had to change his "low riders" after this little burglary fiasco!

jtra1n
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jtra1n 08/21/10 - 02:59 pm
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While, I am glad for Judge

While, I am glad for Judge Overstreet that he was able to defend himself and home, and that ultimately justice will be carried out for the offenders it shows very poorly of our citizenry that some relish in the death of a young man. I'm sure little care will be taken as to why these two have resorted to lives of crime and what little our society has done to provide for youth so that they can be feel there is a place for them out side of criminal elements. Those who are celebrating this young man's death and directing racial slurs to the other are only serving to divide and disillusion. If you don't have anything nice to say, well, you know the rest...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/21/10 - 03:00 pm
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KareyClark's question and

KareyClark's question and comments are worthy of reflection. If sheriff's departments in Burke, Columbia and Richmond counties do not expend a lot of time and manpower on burglary cases, perhaps one reason is the lenient sentences handed out by Judges Overstreet and Brown.

Southern_Patriot
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Southern_Patriot 08/21/10 - 03:00 pm
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At Howard's funeral they

At Howard's funeral they should play "Another one bite's the dust"

Patty-P
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Patty-P 08/21/10 - 03:14 pm
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@OhWell...perhaps every

@OhWell...perhaps every robbery should get the same media attention then.

pommom38
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pommom38 08/21/10 - 03:31 pm
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They will always play

They will always play favorites Karey. Out of all the recent robberies, shootings, murders, how many did they catch? How many were even questioned? All the outrageous attention brought to this judge is based solely on that. He's a judge, hence special treatment and media circus.
If tomorrow a regular homeowner did this same thing, you would read one article, hear one news telecast, and no more.

pommom38
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pommom38 08/21/10 - 03:35 pm
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No Pattyp, not all robberies

No Pattyp, not all robberies should warrent same attention. (media circus this was) If the law wants respect, then start showing some. Your average citizen does not have press conferences held, article after article about something happening. This case was not that different than the guy who shot at the man trying to break into someone elses car, only thing that was different? The man didn't die and it was a car versus a home.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 08/21/10 - 04:01 pm
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What was the gun he used?

What was the gun he used?

alycias
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alycias 08/21/10 - 04:03 pm
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Excuse me but I just do not

Excuse me but I just do not think you should kill a 20 yr old "child" really...UNLESS your life is in danger. I don't care whose house it was....that was not much more than a childthat judge shot....and almost all criminals can be rehabilitated, and maybe come to Christ one day down the road. That child had a lot to learn, and I know if we could speak to him now, he would tell us he was gravely sorry and wanted more than anything to go home to his family. ...and would be good from now on. I would have aimed for the mans upper legs--enough to stop him in his tracks. At least he would have still been punished for what he did, incarcerated; and maybe that would have started his repentance.

lulu
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lulu 08/21/10 - 04:08 pm
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2008RCSW00386 JACOBS, WILLIAM

2008RCSW00386 JACOBS, WILLIAM O DAVID D. WATKINS CL 2/7/2008

Charges Charge # Violation code Offense Offense Date Disposed On Disposition Method Disposition Stage Arrest Date Felony/Misdemeanor
1 16-13-2(b) POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA (M) 2/6/2008 2/7/2008 NOLO PLEA CONVICTION P 2/6/2008 M

Sentencing Charge# Sentence Date Sentence Base Fine Total Due Years Months Days Hours

Terms and Conditions
1 2/7/2008 CONFINEMENT 12

Alias Name

Attorneys Name Represents

Proceedings/Events Date Type
2/7/2008 WARRANT ACCUSATION
2/27/2008 SENTENCE, ACCUSATION W/PLEA, ACK OF RIGHTS AND TICKET
3/14/2008 ORDER FOR REMOLDED SENTENCE
6/17/2008 MOTION TO AMEND PROBATED SENTENCE

sledgehammer
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sledgehammer 08/21/10 - 04:09 pm
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Brad, 380! Darn good shot!

Brad, 380! Darn good shot!

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