A second Cobb County teenager has been charged with attacking a Woodstock man in his apartment with a knife in October.

Jared Martinez, 17, of Marietta was booked into the Cherokee County jail last Monday on felony charges of home invasion and robbery aggravated assault, according to the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office. Tuesday afternoon, he was still in custody without bond.

Another teen, Mageria-Joseph Gocho Kem, 18, of Kennesaw, was booked into the jail May 5 on the same charges. He was released May 6 on a $15,000 bond.

According to arrest warrants filed in February, the two forced their way into a unit at Skyridge Apartments in Woodstock Oct. 29. Woodstock police said there, they held a knife against a resident’s throat, and “repeatedly cut him” in multiple places.

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Shannon Ballew is the managing editor at the Cherokee Tribune and the Cherokee Ledger-News. She is a graduate of Young Harris College and lives in unincorporated Woodstock.

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