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Orange County man arrested by SCSO for 2011 Apopka homicide


The Seminole County Sheriff's Office arrested a 32-year-old Orange County man and charged him with first degree felony murder in the 2011 shooting death of a man in his Apopka (Seminole County) home.

Late the evening of August 17th, 2011, SCSO detectives say the victim, 44-year-old Harry James Hoover, contacted an online escort service and agreed to have a woman meet him at his home in the 3200 block of Timothy Street in unincorporated Apopka.

Early that morning, detectives say the suspect, 32-year-old Jerald McArthur Williams arrived at the victim’s home intending to rob him.  Upon opening the front door of his home, Hoover was shot at least one time and expired in the living room. His body was discovered by a roommate the following morning.

An accomplice, Jessica Perry, 30, of Ocoee, who was with Williams that night, was arrested in July 2022 and charged in connection with this case.

“Our agency never stops investigating homicide cases, no matter how much time has elapsed,” said Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma. “We hope this arrest brings some measure of relief to Mr. Hoover’s loved ones, and I want to thank our detectives for all their efforts, working in concert with partners from State Attorney Phil Archer’s office.”

Williams was booked into the Seminole County jail under a charge of First Degree Felony Murder. He is being held without bond. 

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Homicide, Arrested, Apopka, Shooting


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  • MamaMia

    So the man did not stand a chance. The minute he opened his front door, he was gunned down.

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