Two men indicted in carjacking death
by Joshua Sharpe
December 13, 2013 11:15 PM | 3669 views | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jumar Greer
Jumar Greer
Maurice Perkins
Maurice Perkins
Two men were indicted this week on charges stemming from their suspected involvement in a botched carjacking that police said left the car crashed on Highway 92 with a suspected accomplice shot to death inside.

Jumar Greer, 19, of Acworth, and Maurice Perkins, 20, of Gary, Ind., were indicted Monday in the Aug. 22 incident by a Cherokee County grand jury on seven charges each, including felony murder, kidnapping and armed robbery, court records show.

According to the indictment, they are accused of causing the death of Andre Rodriguez, 27, of Acworth, who police said was the driver of the 2011 Dodge Charger stolen from Justin Hump-hries, 19, also of Acworth.

Police said at the time of the incident that Humphries — who Greer and Perkins are accused of kidnapping, assaulting and robbing — said the car crashed near Wade Green Road, after he heard a gunshot ring out.

Greer and Perkins had been hitting Humphries in the head with pistols, when he began to struggle with them for control of, a .38-caliber Ruger, and it went off, killing Rodriguez, also known as Rodrigueze Erashee Qrestopher Guirty, the indictment said.

The suspects are accused of confronting Humphries earlier in the day with a rifle and a handgun, stealing his car keys and a .38-caliber pistol, the indictments says.

Authorities said at the time that Rodriquez was dead when they arrived on the scene of the wreck, and a search was initiated to find Greer and Perkins, who each fled the state.

Greer was arrested hours after the incident by the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Perkins was taken into custody two days later after a traffic stop in Gary, where he lived at the time. They both remain in custody at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center without bond.

Two others, Quovadis Arrington and Tavaris Dondre Arrington, 23-year-old twin brothers, who are accused of helping Greer avoid the police, were indicted on one count each of hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal, according to court records. Tavaris Arrington was also indicted with making false statement.

The twins have since been released from the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center and are required to wear ankle monitors, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.

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