James Roland Hooper III, 46 of Lynchburg

James Rowland Hooper was sentenced to 48 years in prison Tuesday, Aug. 20 in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court.

Hooper was found guilty of second degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony by a jury in June. The court also found Hooper guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in June.

The charges stemmed from the Jan. 8, 2019 shooting death of Jacob Steele Robertson outside of the Circle K on U.S. 29 in Blairs following a road rage incident that began on White Oak Mountain.

For more, purchase a copy of the Wednesday, Aug. 21 edition of the Chatham Star-Tribune.

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