Former Slam Dunk to the Beach director Robert F. "Bobby" Jacobs was arrested June 19 after allegedly sending incriminating letters accusing former tournament officials of misconduct.
Robert F. “Bobby” Jacobs, former director of the “Slam Dunk to the Beach” basketball tournament, was arrested June 19 on charges of stalking three officials who once oversaw the now defunct tournament.Jacobs was taken into custody by officers from Troop 4 in Georgetown following a month-long investigation, said Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Walter Newton. The investigation started after letters were sent to the Cape Henlopen School district accusing a teacher of misconduct with students, Newton said. Additional letters were sent to Wesley College making similar accusations against a coach and to Legislative Hall accusing a department secretary. A letter also was posted to the civic association where the Wesley Coach lives, Newton said. Working with Dover Police, detectives soon noted a common thread in that all three were involved with the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association, which under a former name oversaw the Slam Dunk tournament. Although the signature on the letters were fictitious, detectives discovered evidence linking them to Jacobs. Using a search warrant, police seized a computer from Jacobs’ Milford home; additional evidence linking him to the letters was discovered on the computer, Newton said. The three individuals allegedly targeted by the letters had helped police in their investigation of the Jacob’s misappropriating Slam Dunk funds after he cancelled the 2004 tourney and dropped out of sight. He was charged with theft and jailed for two years after his capture by U.S. marshals in Miami. In this incident, Jacobs was charged with three counts of stalking, and jailed in default of a $9,000 cash-only bond.