One of the men charged is still in custody in Indiana where he was arrested, police said Tuesday.
Jumar Greer, 19, of Acworth, and Maurice Perkins, 20, of Gary, Ind., were charged Monday with felony murder, kidnapping with bodily injury and aggravated assault, for their involvement in last week’s carjacking in Woodstock, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jay Baker said.
The men are charged in the shooting death of Andre Rodriguez, a 27-year-old Acworth man who was allegedly the driver in the botched carjacking.
Previously only charged with armed robbery, Baker said the charges for both men were upgraded
“If someone is committing a felony, which these two were, and someone dies as a result of their actions then they can be charged with felony murder,” Baker said Tuesday.
The final suspect involved in last Thursday’s carjacking in Woodstock to be taken into custody, Perkins was arrested Saturday during a traffic stop in Gary, Baker said.
Greer, who was arrested Thursday night near Jacksboro, Tenn., by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, has been transported to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center, where he is held without bond, Baker said.
Police say Rodriguez was driving the stolen Dodge Charger,
owned by Justin Humphries, 19, also of Acworth. Humphries told police that the incident began when he was carjacked, pistol whipped and restrained in the back seat of his car, police said.
Authorities said last week that the car wrecked near Wade Green Road, after Humphries said he heard a gunshot ring out in the car while he was in the back seat.
Lt. Col. Ron Hunton said at a press conference Friday that Humphries is believed to have known at least one of the suspects involved in the carjacking.
“Two others, Quovadis Arrington and his twin brother, Tavarus Arrington, both 23, were arrested Thursday night in connection to the event, Hunton said.
The Arrington twins are believed to be friends of the carjacking suspects, who conspired to get Greer out of town, and were both charged with hindering the apprehension of a wanted person, Hunton said.