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Man surrenders in fatal shooting

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:12 PM
Last updated Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:08 AM
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A man wanted in a fatal shooting at the Red Carpet Inn surrendered to police late Tuesday.

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Investigators had been searching for Jabali Jerome Howard, 29. He was charged with one count of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to Lt. Calvin Chew, deputies were called about 12:30 a.m. to the Gordon Highway motel, where they found that Courtney L. Bell, 23, had been shot.

Bell, of the 3300 block of Tate Road, was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center.

She died Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Howard was sentenced in 2010 to five years in prison for cruelty to children, one year for simple battery and one year for obstruction of a law enforcement officer. He was released in January 2011.

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CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 04/30/13 - 05:25 pm
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Figures

The guy is sentenced to seven years and serves less than one. Too bad the prisons can't be held responsible for setting this animal loose on society again.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/30/13 - 08:56 pm
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No 1 judge is to blame

But I have to ask, what about the Probation he was on?

Who is managing the Probation office or Probation services?
I was told a Local Offender Services company on Walton Way was involved in this case? IF that is correct, then isn't a certain key person in that local office, a former employee of a political boss that lives off Tobacco rd. A person that has something to do with the contract from a government side?

I sure hope we don't have a repeat of Columbia Co. Probation services and a lawsuit against the County contracted Probation Office for OVERCHARGING parolees or the taxpayers.

WOW, seems having friends in the right places helps to secure county business. It must be OK though, I understand no one involved is white or Asian.

REGARDING THE JUDGES IN HIS CASES
No single judge is to blame.

Howard, Jabali Case #'s
12-1929 violation Georgia controlled substance

    Still Pending

Judge Brown

12-1254 aggravated assault plea prob 1
Judge Blanchard

11-0418 armed robbery plea prob 4
Judge Jolly

10-0962 cruelty to children plea jail 1
Judge Overstreet

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 04/30/13 - 10:14 pm
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Let's hope he resists again
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Let's hope he resists again and is dealt with permanently this time.

Frank I
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Frank I 04/30/13 - 10:24 pm
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nocnoc

It's the same Sentinel Probation Services for both counties, so it wouldn't necessarily be a 'repeat' but the same issues for the same business.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/30/13 - 11:46 pm
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Probation does not work for

Probation does not work for violent crimes. It's an injustice to any victim of these crimes.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 05/01/13 - 06:48 am
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I agree Patty, you cannot

I agree Patty, you cannot change these types of people. They are just bad, bad and more bad.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/01/13 - 08:07 am
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To be clearer My point is he

To be clearer

My point is he was already on probation for case 11-0418 armed robbery by Judge Jolly. When he went in front of Judge Brown for case 12-1929 which was a violation Georgia controlled substance.

IF his he had been "violated"(parole revolted) this woman would be alive.

Where was the Probation Officer or Sentinel Probation Offender Services?

Is my understanding correct, if he had violated parole and was locked up Sentinel Services would have STOPPED Collecting a monthly fee? If I am correct, it is in Sentinel Services best sef serving $$$interests $$$$ to leave him loose.

But the plot thickens.
Add a Minority Political Leader & Power Boss from out here off Tobacco Rd. in to the mix then add a former female employee of his , that was hired into a management position at Sentinel Probation Offender Services based on good references.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 05/01/13 - 08:46 am
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folks we are missing the
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folks we are missing the point, the criminal justice system can only work effectively if the elected officials allow it to do so. when you close down a jail/prison that is currently used to house the rats and roaches of society they have to be put somewhere else, but when you fail to appropriate money to build a replacement facility then the only options judges and prosecutors have are to plea down cases to place the offender on probation or release someone currently in jail/prison in order to make room the the new one. this is called "revolving door" justice. over 50 million dollars of taxpayers money was spent to build billy's Tee center that money could have benn used to build a prison on land already owned by the county thereby freeing up the judges to impose longer sentences on career criminals like "ole jabali" so until we wake up and get elected officials in office who care and are concerned about law and order willing to build bigger and more prisons, pieces of crap like jabali will continue to committ crimes knowing they will only get a slap on the wrist to be released again to prey on the law-abiding segment of society and politicians will continue to claim ignorance making sure their interests and the interests of their benefactors are served even at the expense of the public...aug/rich cnty needs to get out of the public housing busness and building venues for people like "ole billy" and "cal ripkin" and use that money to build more and bigger jails/prisons....

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 05/01/13 - 08:51 am
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Come on, name names already
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Come on, name names already !! Let's get this out in the sun light.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/01/13 - 08:57 am
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Possession

Okay, they charged him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. That is a gun control law, and he likely violated it (innocent until proven guilty and all that). Why does Vice-president Joe Biden think enacting more gun control laws will decrease gun violence?

myfather15
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myfather15 05/01/13 - 09:36 am
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@nocnoc

Have you confirmed that Sentinel Probations Services had his probation? If so, I'm not sure I understand this. If he is on felony probation; PRIVATE probations services are NOT supposed to be the monitoring service. Felony offenders are supposed to be monitored by the State Probation Office. Private Probation services are suppose to only monitor misdemeaner offenders.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 05/01/13 - 09:48 am
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We
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have turned our prison system into the largest health care drain. Thug punks know that they will serve only a short term for their crimes because we cannot afford to house them until they die. Enforce the death penalty vigorously, take away all "rights" prisoners enjoy behind bars, make them work in chain gangs on city, county, state and federal roads and highways, no t.v., no radio, no conjugal visits, just straight HARD time.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 05/01/13 - 12:12 pm
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Gun Control Only Annoys the Law-Abiding Citizens
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Thugs don't submit to background checks. Criminal gun dealers don't do background checks. Guns used by thugs, probably have been "altered". As I posted to a Liberal friend's FB page, "fix the underground thug gun trade, and then let's talk about enhanced background checks...

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/01/13 - 12:14 pm
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myfather15

State Probation services are just as bad as Private services. Neither one of them monitor effectively. Probation is just the same as giving them a free pass in Augusta. I would suggest people start taking a look at the criminal history of offenders and see exactly how many 'chances' they are being given.

oldfella
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oldfella 05/01/13 - 05:54 pm
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"According to the Georgia

"According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Howard was sentenced in 2010 to five years in prison for cruelty to children, one year for simple battery and one year for obstruction of a law enforcement officer. He was released in January 2011."

Math never was my strongest subject in school, but 2011 "take away" 2010 equals.....one, not five! Must be that new math they are teaching in Georgia schools these days. Regardless, just one more human casualty in our rapid slide down the toilet into Third World conditions. We reap what we sow when it comes to our incredibly broken justice/penal system. And people wonder why sane, productive citizens want to arm themselves? Maybe if we didn't release violent felons we wouldn't have to. The justice system is a sick joke, but nobody's laughing.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 05/01/13 - 06:14 pm
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myfather15 - Heard from a downtown source

but have not heard from 2 different sources yet.

Hence why I said "May"

The Minority political power broker's former employee being hired has been verified though.

This is the untold story behind the story.

But either way the should have been violated and jailed since he was on probation already.

Someone screwed the pooch and a woman is dead.
IF he is guilty, then this death could have been avoided.

If the "service" is corrupted locally as some say. Then a few names of people involved behind the scenes will soon be exposed in upcoming lawsuits.

Unless all of a sudden we see an out of court settlement and a NDA put in place.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/01/13 - 07:28 pm
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It's about time some light is

It's about time some light is shed on this non-working justice system. So sad that people are losing their lives as a result.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 05/01/13 - 10:42 pm
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Flatliner
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Doesn't look too fussed about the whole deal, does he?

Another flatliner; no signs of any moral pulse. They'll kill you then go eat lunch.

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