Oct. 25, 2017

Macon – A Macon man charged in the December armed robbery and shooting of two Papa John’s pizza delivery drivers was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday after a judge ruled he’d violated terms of his probation stemming from a prior incident.

Charges still are pending against 20-year-old Jacob Elijah Miller in the Dec. 22 shooting and armed robbery of Duncan Siror and the Dec. 26 shooting and armed robbery of Brooklyn Rouse; and he is presumed to be innocent unless and until he is proven guilty in a court of law.

However, a Bibb County Superior Court judge heard arguments and testimony

Wednesday as prosecutors sought to revoke Miller’s probation relating to his inciting a riot in a youth detention center in 2015.

Using a lower standard of proof than that required of a jury, the judge determined Miller had violated his probation by committing a new offense and not reporting as required.

Because Miller pleaded guilty to riot in a penal institution and violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act in 2016 as a first offender, the judge resentenced him to the maximum sentences for the two charges.

District Attorney David Cooke said, “We’re pleased with the outcome of the hearing and look forward to taking Miller’s pending case to trial.”

Contact: Amy Leigh Womack

awomack@maconbibb.us

478-621-6179

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