Man accused of shooting pizza delivery drivers gets 35 years for probation violation

A man who allegedly shot two Papa John’s Pizza delivery drivers, one in the head on the day after Christmas, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for violating his probation.

Jacob Elijah Miller, 20, was arrested in metro Atlanta two months after the December shootings in Macon on charges of aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

That violated the terms of his probation after a 2016 conviction. According to the Macon Telegraph, Miller pleaded guilty that year to offenses in connection with a 2015 disturbance at the Macon Regional Youth Detention Center.

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Brooklyn Rouse, the driver who was shot in the head, is on her way to making a full recovery, the newspaper reported.

Rouse was subbing for a co-worker when she went on the delivery call, according to reports. She testified Wednesday the hair on the back of her neck stood up just before Miller approached her, ordered her to her knees and demanded money. 

She said she gave Miller the $60 cash she was carrying but he shot her in the head anyway, according to the Telegraph report.

The legal proceedings in the actual shootings are still pending.

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