Break-in suspect tried to shoot deputy, police say

  • Follow Latest News

Authorities say the arrest of a Martinez man this morning might clear up several Augusta thefts and car break-ins.

Dustin Levi Overstreet  Special
Special
Dustin Levi Overstreet

Richmond County deputies arrested Dustin Levi Overstreet, 20, of the 400 block of Blue Ridge Parkway, a day after a scuffle with a deputy, who said the suspect pointed a small pistol at him, which misfired.

Mr. Overstreet is charged with felony obstruction of an officer, entering an auto, simple assault, carrying a concealed weapon, attempting to remove an officer’s duty weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to a Richmond County jail committal.

According to police accounts, a Hogan Street resident said he awoke early Sunday when he heard someone entering his car. Outside, he found a man inside his car, who then ran away.

Deputy Sylvester Rosier later saw Mr. Overstreet in a wooded area near the 1000 block of Baker Avenue and chased and caught him.

During a scuffle Mr. Overstreet began punching the deputy and tried to remove his gun from its holster. He then pulled out his own small pistol and attempted to shoot but the weapon misfired, the deputy's report said.

The suspect was able to escape from the deputy but was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. this morning at 910 Russell Street – a short distance from where the break-in occurred.

Authorities say they suspect Mr. Overstreet might be responsible for a number of car break-ins in the area of McDowell Street.

He also has outstanding warrants in Columbia County, they said.

Comments (30)

Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
LaTwon
1
Points
LaTwon 10/26/09 - 11:04 am
0
0

democrats strike

democrats strike again.............

BOBO
0
Points
BOBO 10/26/09 - 11:11 am
0
0

Look, simply RED should be

Look, simply RED should be simply Dead. pull a pistol on me and watch what happens. You POS!

cparker
42
Points
cparker 10/26/09 - 11:12 am
0
0

Where are all the white folks

Where are all the white folks begging cops to shot this dumb white kid just like they did Mr. Elmore in Cherrytree Crossing? It's funny how whites wish police would shot and kill black criminals with guns, but loose their tongue when whites do the same exact thing!! Typical Southern white Christian Conservative hypocrisy...

butler123
0
Points
butler123 10/26/09 - 11:17 am
0
0

Hey give us a chance, should

Hey give us a chance, should have blown his head off.

gnumbgnuts
0
Points
gnumbgnuts 10/26/09 - 11:33 am
0
0

He's not white parker, just

He's not white parker, just pigmentally challenged. Deputy Rosier should buy a lottery ticket.

sucram
0
Points
sucram 10/26/09 - 11:43 am
0
0

I agree with cparker.

I agree with cparker.

REDRIDER
134
Points
REDRIDER 10/26/09 - 11:50 am
0
0

He is a Thug and [filtered word]he

He is a Thug and [filtered word]he should have been shot. He Pulled a gun. He was trying to kill. Saves us time and money.

WhippingPost
1
Points
WhippingPost 10/26/09 - 11:52 am
0
0

There is absolutely no reason

There is absolutely no reason for this [filtered word]to be alive. The deputy would have improved the gene pool by returning fire on this idiot.

KSL
105705
Points
KSL 10/26/09 - 12:21 pm
0
0

I agree, Post.

I agree, Post.

Fiat_Lux
13863
Points
Fiat_Lux 10/26/09 - 12:39 pm
0
0

I'm saving all my outrage

I'm saving all my outrage today for the mashed potatoes thrower. Violence inspired by gravy deserves death.

storiesihaveread
332
Points
storiesihaveread 10/26/09 - 12:41 pm
0
0

The [filtered word]got lucky he should

The [filtered word]got lucky he should be buried 6 feet under. He should have been shot dead on the spot. No questions asked. The officer would have been cleared of wrong doing. I hope he gets life.

BOBO
0
Points
BOBO 10/26/09 - 12:59 pm
0
0

cparker u r ate up look at

cparker u r ate up look at the posts!

justus4
93
Points
justus4 10/26/09 - 01:17 pm
0
0

This guy had an opportunity

Unpublished

This guy had an opportunity to have a weapon "misfire" ! (U know who) would be making funeral arrangements because the officer's statement of "I feared for my life" would be waived throughout the printing operations and non-minority airwaves. Ol' Dustin knows he won't even get jail time, because of his race. And the defenders of his behavior are obvious prejudice and is throwback to the 1960s. What an example for law enforcement who have sworn an Oath. ...too tough U think, well, Truth hurts.

justright
0
Points
justright 10/26/09 - 01:28 pm
0
0

the only thing that disgusts

the only thing that disgusts me more than this scumbag's actions and fact that he's still alive is cparker and justus4's divisive, ignorant comments. The punk will go to jail and be stifled, but these other two racist morons can still use a computer...barely.

Reality
3
Points
Reality 10/26/09 - 01:29 pm
0
0

What an idiot, Dustin Levi

What an idiot, Dustin Levi Overstreet and justus4......No one is defending this punk, he should have gotten his just rewards....justus4, if he doesn't get jail time, I would assume he was related to judge Overstreet......

justright
0
Points
justright 10/26/09 - 01:31 pm
0
0

Justus4, take responsibility

Justus4, take responsibility for your own actions and failures and stop blaming decent people for YOUR shortcomings! By the way, I AM amazed this perp was white, just going by the odds, he would normally been "you know what"!

justright
0
Points
justright 10/26/09 - 01:34 pm
0
0

Justus, you want to be

Justus, you want to be offended by someone defending this creep? Let me thinka sec......maybe he was in the hood trying to recover some of his own stolen property when the officers found him! Now have fun with that.

Jdog33
0
Points
Jdog33 10/26/09 - 01:53 pm
0
0

justnotright what did you

justnotright what did you mean by your ignorant statement" I AM amazed this perp was white, just going by the odds, he would normally been "you know what"! If anybody is a racist idiot it you............I am glad this perp was caught (regardless of his color) and the Officer is alive to provide evidence and information that will be used to put this young man away for a very long time....People stop making this an race issue and face the fact there are crimminals as well as idiots of all race..

Emperor Vespasian
0
Points
Emperor Vespasian 10/26/09 - 03:37 pm
0
0

spelling people,

spelling people, spelllllinggg!!!!!lets spell check before we post. you truly do look ignorant when you leave a post with 22 grammatical errors in it.

TakeAstand
13
Points
TakeAstand 10/26/09 - 03:43 pm
0
0

cparker, you didn't even give

cparker, you didn't even give anyone a chance to say anything before spewing your ignorance. Get a life and an education. Take sucram with you. What did you do, make a new name so it wouldn't look like you were the only moron posting? And by the way, it's lose not loose!

TakeAstand
13
Points
TakeAstand 10/26/09 - 03:50 pm
0
0

Why aren't there attempted

Why aren't there attempted murder charges? This loser would have shot the deputy had he been able to, and if he got the officers weapon what was he going to do with it? simple assault? I though assaulting an officer was a big felony. This punk deserves everything he gets, and then some. To bad the officer didn't shoot him in the a$% as he fled! The lazy sorry [filtered word] was to sorry to work for a living, instead he has to steal from others. To bad in jail he will get a vacation instead of hard labor like he should! Maybe at least in there he will get taught a little respect he obviously didn't learn growing up. Look at that smug look on his face, I hope this loser is nailed with the max. Good ridence you [filtered word]!!

jamesj
0
Points
jamesj 10/26/09 - 03:50 pm
0
0

Justus, you defend all the

Justus, you defend all the black crooks, and want the white ones shot... hmmmm looks like the pot calling the kettle... nevermind you couldnt understand.

baronvonreich
0
Points
baronvonreich 10/26/09 - 04:04 pm
0
0

Looks like plenty of white

Looks like plenty of white people have no problem seeing this punk die. It would be nice if cparker, justus, and jackfruit could also see beyond color and race.

Grasshopper
7
Points
Grasshopper 10/26/09 - 09:06 pm
0
0

Hang em. Rope is cheap and

Hang em. Rope is cheap and Oak tress are free.

Boogaloo
1
Points
Boogaloo 10/26/09 - 09:18 pm
0
0

He should be ground up alive

He should be ground up alive and turned into hamburger patties, grilled at 500 degrees and served for LaTwon, BOBO, butler123, REDRIDER, WhippingPost, KSL, storiesihaveshared, TakeAstand & Grasshopper to eat. That will teach that SOB!

pommom38
1496
Points
pommom38 10/26/09 - 09:24 pm
0
0

roflmao at these comments.

roflmao at these comments. The *usual* commentor's ignorance always makes me laugh, but today they are really in rare form. Justright, you are so ON this evening. Can not agree more with your comments..
And contrary to some of your thoughts, this guy will get prison time.

KSL
105705
Points
KSL 10/26/09 - 10:00 pm
0
0

Real good boog.

Real good boog.

KSL
105705
Points
KSL 10/26/09 - 10:00 pm
0
0

That sorry dude needs to work

That sorry dude needs to work on his posture.

Rolling Eyes
236
Points
Rolling Eyes 10/26/09 - 10:13 pm
0
0

So cparker and Justus4, are

So cparker and Justus4, are you going to tell us with a straight face that the officer facing a pistol pointed at him, took the time to contemplate whether the man was black or white and based his actions on that factor? ... 'Oh, it is a WHITE man that is going to kill me. I'm okie dokie fine with that situation. Carry on sir'!... I hope that sounds as silly to you as it does to me!

Pu239
284
Points
Pu239 10/26/09 - 10:23 pm
0
0

I wish the same happy ending

Unpublished

I wish the same happy ending for "Mr. Overstreet, that Mr. Elmore is enjoying." Too bad this deputy didn't obey the mantra...2 to the body and 1 to the head!

Back to Top

Loading...