Man convicted of pistol-whipping and robbing sailor, leaving him naked in Cobb road

Cortlyn Javon Martin

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Cortlyn Javon Martin

A man will spend 25 years in prison for pistol-whipping and robbing a sailor before leaving him naked in a Cobb County road.

Cortlyn Javon Martin was found guilty in June of armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Cobb County District Attorney spokeswoman Kim Isaza said in a news release Friday.

“(Martin) preyed upon an active-duty military member who was visiting Georgia for the first time on military leave. Two months after the attack, (Martin) was finally apprehended, though only after he tried to use a false name,” Cobb assistant district attorney Kaitlin Southmayd said in the release. “We are thankful for our victim’s service to his country and his willingness to tell his terrifying account to the jury.”

Isaza said Martin and a group of other young men, including the sailor, had been out partying at Club Rio in Marietta the night of June 18, 2016. The sailor was in town visiting a friend.

The sailor was driving when Martin, seated in the back seat of the car, pulled out a handgun and began pistol-whipping the man, Isaza said. Martin then robbed the sailor, forcing him to drive to Kennesaw and withdraw $500 from an ATM.

The sailor, whose name was not released, was then forced to strip naked and was left near Bells Ferry Road.

Authorities said Martin will get credit for the nearly two years he has been in custody.

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