Cherokee robbery victims tell suspect’s mom

A Cherokee County woman learned her 14-year-old son was allegedly involved in an armed robbery from his alleged victims, authorities said Tuesday.

The boy approached two 15-year-old acquaintances early Sunday when they were playing basketball in a park near Canton’s BridgeMill subdivision, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said.

He allegedly lured the two teens into a wooded area near the park, where they encountered a hooded, masked man with a pistol, he said.

With the 14-year-old boy’s help, the armed man allegedly searched the victims’ backpacks, and took an undisclosed amount of cash and a hammock, Baker said.

The suspects fled, but the two 15-year-olds found the 14-year-old boy’s home and told his mother what happened, he said. The mother called the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Baker said.

Investigators called to the home eventually determined that Caden Adams, 18, was the alleged masked man, and issued a warrant for his arrest, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies tracked Adams to a Woodstock home where he was found with a silver air soft pistol that was believed to be used in the robbery, Baker said.

Adams was arrested Tuesday morning on a robbery charge, authorities said. He is being held without bond at the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.

The 14-year-old, who is not being identified because he is a juvenile, was arrested Sunday on a similar charge and taken to the Marietta Youth Detention Center.