Who was Justin Elmore?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 4:08 PM
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Before his death in December, Justin Elmore was no stranger to the Richmond County court system or its jail.

Although never arrested in a violent crime, Mr. Elmore had been charged with three felony drug cases and 12 different misdemeanor cases.

He spent time in jail, but never for very long because most of those offenses involved either drug possession or traffic violations.

Mr. Elmore owed more than $5,000 in fines on his felony drug convictions and thousands more from his misdemeanor cases.



Justin L. Elmore's criminal history from age 17 to 23:

NOV. 26, 2002: Arrest on misdemeanor obstruction charge for running from officer

DEC. 3, 2002: Charged with giving a false name

JUNE 25, 2003: Charged with obstruction for running from drug agent

OCT. 22, 2003: Charged with possession of marijuana, obstruction and giving a false name after struggling with a deputy while trying to hide a marijuana cigarette in his mouth

DEC. 29, 2003: Charged with theft by receiving, speeding, driving without a license and disorderly conduct after being stopped for speeding; theft charge dismissed in 2004

SEPT. 3, 2004: Charged with speeding and driving without a license

JAN. 27, 2005: Charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol and violating open container law; he was passenger in car stopped for speeding

DEC. 19, 2005: Charged with possession of cocaine with intent to resell and theft by receiving a stolen 9 mm handgun

APRIL 27, 2006: Traffic stop for improper windshield tint and driving without a license

JUNE 30, 2006: Arrested for driving without a valid license, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of Ecstasy

AUG. 4, 2006: Arrested for possession of cocaine; released on bond

SEPT. 5, 2006: Bench warrant issued for his arrest after he doesn't appear for arraignment

OCT. 4, 2006: Pleads guilty to three pending felony cases. Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet sentences him to five years' probation under the First Offender Act and sets fine and surcharges at $5,550

JUNE 28, 2007: Probation officer files revocation petition because Mr. Elmore had not reported since January or paid on his fines and fees

AUG. 8, 2007: Arrested for speeding and driving without a license

AUG. 15, 2007: Judge signs order to release Mr. Elmore from jail; payment on his fine is made and he is returned to probation

SEPT. 11, 2007: Charged with driving without a license

OCT. 19, 2007: Probation officer files petition asking judge to revoke the First Offender sentence because of arrest on traffic offenses and because he didn't report to probation, do community service or stay employed

NOV. 11, 2007: Judge returns him to probation, increasing the supervision to "intensive" probation

JAN. 29, 2008: Charged with seat belt violation and driving without a license

MARCH 26, 2008: Driving movement violation, failure to stop after an accident, driving without insurance and without a driver's license

APRIL 21, 2008: Traffic ticket because of speedometer not working

AUG. 24, 2008: Arrested on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to resell and misdemeanor offenses of possession of marijuana and obstruction

AUG. 27, 2008: Judge signs order releasing him from jail; probation officer concurs.

OCT. 29, 2008: Judge Overstreet revokes First Offender status. No hearing date is set to determine whether the probation sentence should be changed to a prison sentence.

Source: Richmond County state and superior court records


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justus5 05/06/09 - 08:26 pm
The above poster is the

The above poster is the problem with the black community.

FACTFINDER1 05/12/09 - 10:51 pm
Before shooting Justin Elmore

Before shooting Justin Elmore these Officers were no stranger to Suspension by the Richmond County Sheriff Department. Ortiz joined in a police chase and was suspended for making a situation more dangerous. The suspension did not work, why he was on the street to murder Justin Elmore. He had other write ups as well. Hodges was suspended for letting a man drag another man back to the scene of a car accident. The suspension did not work, why he was on the streets to murder Justin Elmore. He watched a crime being committed, as he did in the Justin Elmore case. He has other write-ups as well. He was even rude and would not assist an African American woman whom house had been broken into.

mieshel 05/13/09 - 12:21 am
in atlanta a cop shot a young

in atlanta a cop shot a young man who she thought had a gun, it was a cell phone. he is at the hospital getting a bullet removed from his jaw. the officer is on admin leave pending investigation. i just hope the truth comes out. so far, no gun or drugs found in his car. this young man works and takes care of his family. his dad was on news upset.

scoobynews 05/13/09 - 09:01 am
How on earth was this guy

How on earth was this guy still roaming the streets???? If I was to do any of the above crimes I would be raked throught the mud in the papers, never allowed to work in my field again, and probably sitting in jail. How do you become a "career" criminal? I am tired of seeing these people driving around and committing further crimes to add to the list. There is no way he had a job obviously due to his criminal history so I guess everyone's assumptions of his children living off welfare were true. I personally am tired of paying for the support of these low lives families. They are spitting out children left and right. I would love for someone to go into these jails and see just how many children these pillars of society have left scattered all over the place for the law abiding citizen to support.

scoobynews 05/13/09 - 09:15 am
"It's all bs. Another young

"It's all bs. Another young life snuffed out .. for what? What capital crime did he commit?" speeding over 4 different times - could have caused several accidents costing law abiding citizens their lives, running from the cops - dito above, drugs over 4 counts - could be your child or loved one high on coke or overdosing or driving while high or operating machinary while high - all of these things endangering others lives, no insurance - gee wouldn't you love for this guy to hit you lets not forget he ran from the scene of an accident leaving someone to pay out a deductable, open container - drinking and driving like that is NOT dangerous. So where is the BS?? How do you KNOW that the things he has done has not done damage to other peoples lives? The person in that accident their life was affected. The people that used those drugs were affected. We as a society are affected by the choices of others everyday.

bone 05/13/09 - 04:41 pm
dead is dead.

dead is dead.

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