Man found guilty on charges related to 2022 shooting along I-81

A Roanoke County jury found a Martinsburg, West Virginia man guilty on charges related to a shooting along Interstate 81 in Roanoke County in Sept. 2022, according to Virginia State Police. (Credit: Western VA Regional Jail) (Copyright 2024 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

A Roanoke County jury found a Martinsburg, West Virginia man guilty on charges related to a shooting along Interstate 81 in Roanoke County in Sept. 2022, according to Virginia State Police.

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As we’ve previously reported, the shooting took place on Sept. 11 2022 on Interstate 81, around 137 mile-marker. At around 6:35 p.m., Jones was driving a green Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he pulled up alongside a Chevrolet pickup truck and fired several rounds at the truck.

The driver of the truck, a man from Virginia, was shot and transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Tyler J. Jones, 29, was found guilty on Thursday of the following:

  • Shooting into an occupied vehicle
  • Attempted malicious wounding
  • Aggravated malicious wounding
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony

Jones was arrested and charged on Jan. 1, 2023.


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