Meanwhile Lance Rockholt will spend his time behind bars for violating probation on a previous crime. Walker County Superior Court Judge Jon Bo Wood on Tuesday sentenced Rockholt to two years in a probation detention facility.
His murder trial is expected to take place sometime this year. He is accused of killing Mark A. Pickett of Cloudland in Chattooga County.
Rockholt and Pickett clashed on the evening of Oct. 28 after a round of aggressive driving on Ga. 193, Walker Sheriff Steve Wilson said. Investigators say Pickett stopped his car and approached Rockholt, who allegedly shot Pickett three times with a .22-calibur weapon.
In addition to the murder charge, Rockholt faces two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Rockholts earlier felony conviction was for attempt to possess methamphetamine, a charge he received in February 2001 after being at the scene where a 15-month-old infant was burned during a meth lab explosion in Rossville. The infant later died from those injuries