Felon sentenced for West Lake shootout

Bobby Lee Roberson, of Hephzibah, faced federal charges

A Hephzibah man has been sentenced to 225 months -- more than 18 years -- in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Evidence presented before United States District Court Judge J. Randal Hall showed that Bobby Lee Roberson, 44, was involved in a Feb. 18, 2008, shooting in Martinez’s West Lake neighborhood, according to a news release. He then evaded officers until his arrest on July 27, 2009.

Roberson, who has five previous burglary convictions, was sentenced under the Armed Career Criminal Act, which requires those with at least three previous convictions for violent felonies or serious drug offenses be imprisoned for at least 15 years.

Roberson is also required to serve five years of supervised release following his prison release, the release said.



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