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Man indicted in Cobb for alleged sawed-off shotgun carjacking

The family says they are thankful he's in jail.

A man has been indicted for allegedly knocking out an Acworth neighborhood’s power with a stolen Jaguar car and using a sawed-off shotgun to steal another car.

Christopher Paul Martin was formally charged with counts of carjacking, theft, fleeing police, drug possession and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, according to Cobb County court documents from Dec. 13.

The alleged crimes by Martin — from Greenville, South Carolina — happened June 16, according to a police warrant.


He drove a 2007 Jaguar XK stolen, from South Carolina, to Cornerstone Preparatory Academy off Hickory Grove Road, where he allegedly pried open a school shuttle bus and stole two lawn chairs along with a first aid kit.

As previously reported, Martin backed the Jaguar into a power box in the 4200 block of Arbor View Parkway, shutting down the neighborhood's power.

He then apparently drove over to Rockstone Way, where he is accused of carjacking a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro with a Stevens Model 62 shotgun that had a barrel sawed down to about a foot and the stock cut so the shotgun was only a pistol grip, according to the warrant.


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He was convicted in South Carolina in 2011 of burglary, which is why police say he shouldn’t have had a gun.

While fleeing a traffic stop after the carjacking, cops said, he ran into a Cobb police car. He was found with a glass pipe that had methamphetamine residue on it, according to the warrant.

Records from the Georgia Department of Corrections indicate he has been previously convicted of sexual battery out of Cherokee County and possessing meth in Gwinnett County.


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