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Suspects Indicted in Botched Carjacking, Murder Case

Four men are accused in the crime that left one man dead and another wounded in southwest Cherokee County in August.

Quovadis Arrington, left and Tavaris Arrington were each indicted on hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal. Tavarus Arrington also was indicted on making a false statement charge. Credit: Cherokee Sheriff's Office
Quovadis Arrington, left and Tavaris Arrington were each indicted on hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal. Tavarus Arrington also was indicted on making a false statement charge. Credit: Cherokee Sheriff's Office
The four men who were arrested and charged in the crimes stemming from a botched carjacking in southwest Cherokee have been indicted. 

Maurice Perkins, 20, of Gary, Indiana and Acworth residents Jumar Greer, 19, Quovadis Arrington, 23, Tavaris Arrington, 23, were all indicted on Monday by a Cherokee County grand jury on a slew of charges, including murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault.

Both Greer and Perkins were slapped with one count each of felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault with the intent to rob, hijacking a motor vehicle, kidnapping, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.

Both Quovadis Arrington and Tavaris Arrington were each indicted on hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal. Additionally, Tavarus Arrington was indicted on making a false statement. 

Deputies with the Cherokee Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Aug. 22 responded to a fatal accident along Highway 92 just west of Wade Green Road in southwest Cherokee County. A late model white Dodge Charger left the roadway, traveled down an embankment and hit a small tree.

The owner of the car, Justin Humphries, 19, of Acworth, told authorities he was carjacked, hit in the head with a pistol and then "placed in the back of the car and restrained," according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

Humphries was treated at a local hospital and later released. 

The driver of the vehicle and suspect in the crime, 27-year-old Rodrigueze Erashee Qrestopher Guirty, — who also was known as Andre Rodriguez — received a fatal gunshot wound to his upper torso

According to the indictment, both Perkins and Greer struggled with Humphries for control over a black Ruger .380 caliber pistol when the gun discharged and fatally hit Guirty.  

Perkins was apprehended in his hometown during a traffic stop while Greer and Quovadis Arrington were both nabbed along Interstate 75 in Jacksboro, Tennessee. Tavaris Arrington was arrested in Cherokee. 

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